|“Words are the voice of the heart.” ~ Confucius|
Good morning. I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. I did, although I miss watching Downton Abbey on Sunday evening. Oddly enough it seemed as if that program signaled the end of the weekend and the start of a new and promising week.
|“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”Josh Billings|
Oh well, I will have to find other things to occupy my time, perhaps with the letterpress blocks I found last week on my visit to Chicago. I have mentioned before that age is making me nostalgic, in addition to changing my tastes and interests. These blocks are not something that I collect but I was drawn to them.
|“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” Buddha|
Perhaps it is the fact that some days, although I enjoy this blog and have lots to say about all sorts of things that are probably only interesting to me, I cannot put two letters together to form a word much less a complete sentence.
|“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.” ~Edward Thorndike|
Or simply the fact that I am curious as to what interesting words and paragraphs were formed with these words and symbols. Or could it be that the patina of age and days gone by was calling out to me on that day?
|“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
– Thomas Jefferson
I am not sure what the reason but this box of letters came home with me last week and I am fascinated by them. There are letters, words such as “per” and “for”, symbols, & and $ and even images of pointing hands and a few I have yet to determine. A little gold mine of letters.
Have you come home recently with any finds that you would not normally? Are you a collector? What are your favorite things to collect? Textiles, books, transferware, tartan ware?
If you have some of your collection featured on your blog please leave me a link, I would enjoy seeing it.
Enjoy your day!
P.S. It is Words Matter Week 2013.