Saturday, June 5, 2010

Brightness and Bloom

"There is a brightness and bloom over things; she inspects life proudly, as if she walked in a garden forced by herself to grow in the least hospitable of soils. She is already contemptuous of ordered planting, believing in the possibility of a wizard cultivator to bring forth sweet-smelling blossoms from the hardest of rocks, and night-blooming vines from barren wastes, to plant the breath of twilight and to shop with marigolds. She wants life to be easy and full of pleasant reminiscences..."

--Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz

7 comments:

dbdubya said...

Thanks for reminding us that Spring is finally here. Beautiful garden.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

" She wants life to be easy and full of pleasant reminiscences"

I concur

Dixie Jane said...

I'm with Zelda. "She wants life to be easy and full of pleasant reminiscences..." Beautiful quote and you know how much I love flowers. F. Scott more than profited from his wife's talent.

altadenahiker said...

so, you're only the second person I know who has read this book. I'm the first.

Judy Williams said...

After our morose comments on the house yesterday, this certainly changes the mood. I love the quote. you are the Queen of finding the appropriate one.

Happy Weekend everyone.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Shanna said...

How did I miss this one?? Love it!