— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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February 8, 2011

The page I'm reading now...




{page 7} She took to observing herself critically in the mirror -- were her eyes growing dull, and what had happened to her arms? -- then gave up eating butter during the week. Wonderful, delicious butter -- bad. Horrible, oily, transgressive substitute -- good. Who was kidding whom? Even if (by some glorious witchery) her arms became as toned as Madonna's, she knew she was missing the point. The early accord struck at the beginning of her marriage was fading.
from Separate Beds, by Elizabeth Buchan

{butter dish from Anthropologie}

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1 comment:

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Lovely quote. I'm a big butter lover. It's butter or nothing for me!

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