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Friday, April 1, 2016

Laundry Lines...

“We don’t need great writing to tell us that obviously amazing things are amazing, just as we don’t need high-powered telescopes to tell us that the sun is warm. What we need from great writing, most urgently, is an understanding that the mundane itself—snails, fireplaces, shrubs, pebbles, socks, minor witticisms—is secretly amazing.”
– Annie Dillard



I totally just 'borrowed' the Annie Dillard quote from "A Design So Vast"  blog, and you should really go read there sometimes... 

this is my mother-in-law, hanging sheets, one of her favorite pastimes, as she sits for my daughter so i can go teach quilting at the primary school.  a doozy of detail.  she fusses with the placement of the clothespins, to no end.  but the sheets and towels dry, and have the smell on them of this cleansing wind. its amazing. 

6 comments:

Corinne Cunningham said...

I can smell those sheets...

Lindsey said...

Amen. xox

MotherOfGooses said...

and your picture is a lovely companion to this thought.

Kate Bowie said...

MOG, isn't is just great? Corinne..I love laundry on the lines, and she grew up in a fastidious home, and really does spend an inordinate amount of time 'getting it right'... but she does... and it was SUCH a beautiful day for it... worthy of whole months of posts...

Leah Noble said...

Aww I love this! My mom loves hanging her sheets on the line too. She's a massage therapist so she washes a lot of sheets.

Kate Bowie said...

Thanks Leah Noble... the sheets are out there again today!