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Quote of the Day: John Ruskin

May 27th, 2012

All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed.

John Ruskin from (The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty)

Take some time to notice the beautiful imperfections in the world around you today.

4 Comments to “Quote of the Day: John Ruskin”
  1. Amy on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    That is a beautiful photo! Your porch looks like the perfect place to enjoy an evening cup of tea.

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  2. Songbirdtiff on May 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    My mom has always said that those “imperfections” are what give us character. I’ve always been full of character. :) My house definitely reflects that.

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  3. Maybelline on May 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Today? Sister, I see them every morning in the bathroom mirror.

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  4. judym on May 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    That’s the way it is every day here. I love the imperfections in my home and in the gardens.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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