“the year began with lunch.” first lines of A Year in Provence, peter mayle
sons & daughters, chains
“You are scientists and artists; your work is both technical and poetic, educational and inspirational. Thank you for inspiring the next generation.” -First Lady Michelle Obama, July 24, 2009, White House, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum event
pied beauty glory be to god for dappled things — for skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; for rose-moles in all stipple upon trout that swim; fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced — fold, fallow, and plough; and all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. all things counter, original, spare, strange; whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) with...
“i’ve learned that all a person has in life is family and friends. if you lose those, you have nothing, so they are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.” -trey parker