Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Some Pups and a Recommendation

Hi there interwebs. Just wanted to touch base via a few adorable photos and one very awesome book and blog.

Why, what is this that is under the bed? 

Oh, it's just Bailey.  Lying on his back. Under the bed. With his feetsies sticking out. I DIE. 

And this, oh this, is the Beans. Asleep. On one of my favorite books ever, Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female, by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine. It covers all manner of topics, from female beauty standards to aging to the different types of love. It's a great read written by two wonderful and witty women with gorgeous illustrations. Ms. Kindersley continues to work on a new book and, in the mean time, writes daily for her blog, http://taniakindersley.blogspot.com/. She has a great voice and takes lovely pictures of her life in Scotland. Some of her favorites are the hill in front of her home, lichen, and her lovely labs (collectively "The Ladyships").  I look forward to her posts each day and am constantly surprised by the content. It could be politics, or cricket, or a particularly eloquent post on friendship, in which she says of her friends:

"...it was like falling from a great height into a deep, luxurious feather bed. It's a pleasure so profound and keen that I can hardly find words for it. ... It is the most luxurious, ineffable fondness, because all the flaws and foibles are known, and none of them matter a whit. In fact, the foibles and flaws are the whole point, because no one wants to be friends with flat white perfection."

Just go read the whole post, especially if you, like I do, have very good, very old friends who make life so much richer.  Trust.  And until next time...be good. 

And if you can't be good...be good at it.

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