Friday, April 24, 2015

Two Ramblers on a Spring Afternoon

“Without habit, the beauty of the world would overwhelm us. We’d pass out every time we saw— actually saw— a flower. Imagine if we only got to see a cumulonimbus cloud or Cassiopeia or a snowfall once a century: there’d be pandemonium in the streets. People would lie by the thousands in the fields on their backs.” 
Anthony Doerr

*Congratulations to Mr. Doerr being awarded the Pulitizer Prize this week
 for his wonderful novel, All The Light We Cannot See.


  1. What a lovely photo of two familiar ramblers, and great quote.

  2. Beautiful! So very true. We take so much for granted in our everyday life! !
    The Arts by Karena
    Enlightened Blooms

  3. What a wonderful quote. Glad to see a book I read and enjoyed win a Pulitzer.

  4. Hello Pamela,
    What a sobering thought. I am already looking forward to my walk tomorrow morning.
    I love the picture of you and Edward heading out along this beautiful path

    Helen xx

  5. What a lovely photo and such a good thought to remember, and one I was reminded of when walking down the lane with my wee two year old granddaughter as she stopped to inspect every new thing, a daisy, a snail, the cows in the field, with such concentration and joy.

  6. Beautiful words and the same goes for the accompanying photograph.

  7. Sounds a good recommendation.
    For the definitive view on habit I always turn to Proust.

  8. That is such a beautiful quote. I also enjoyed the book very much. And yes, congratulations to him!
    xx Sunday

  9. Loved that line Pamela. I also loved that book and didn't know about the award. Did you know Novelle Vage has a song called Pamela? It is about pages of her diary. You should listen to it.

    1. I meant Nouvelle Vague and I think the song is Oh Pamela. Have it on my iPhone.


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