Friday, August 19, 2011


What is it about the passage of time that makes things so beautiful?

As if, in its newness, a thing is still separate from the world.


The material world needs history, a narrative to give it life.

We breathe spirit into it, as we age and mellow together.

I was at the cottage yesterday watching the men at work, and I realised that we have erased that patina with the new.

The bright, clean rooms await us.

How long does it take to bring the story home again...

xxx elle

1 comment:

  1. I was just thinking yesterday how I would like to make my house feel more lived in, have a patina that comes from that. very nice post. It's comforting when places feel lived in for a long time.