"A man (or woman) should hear a little music,
read a little poetry,
and see a fine picture
everyday of his life, in order that worldly cares may not
obliterate the sense of the beautiful
which God has implanted in the human soul." 

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


  1. Now that looks like someone's practicing for wedding flowers... Very pretty! And I couldn't agree more with that quote.

  2. That quote, which I'd never before read, just about encapsulates my philosophy. I think I'll have to blog about it, and link back to you! ....if that's okay.

  3. Beautiful and profound!

    Have a great day!


  4. How very beautiful.

  5. Wonderful words...and I so agree with the one who penned them!

  6. Lynda9:17 PM

    I think he was on to something!

  7. Oh my that picture is so pretty.
    .......:-) Hugs

  8. I've always enjoyed that quote.... thanks for sharing it today!

  9. Lorrie, this is my first visit to your site. Have to say -Encouraged I am - Inspired - I am and I so love the beautiful flowers and the words you've written - thank you so much.

  10. Lorrie - this is a very meaningful quote and I believe that's why we enjoy blogging so much. The world is made so much smaller through the magic of computers. There are so many people who share beauty with their readers.

  11. Hi Lorrie,
    I just read about this post over at Pondside, your words are making many of us reflect on how we live our days.

  12. Such an amazing quote. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Such a pretty and delicate arrangement.


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