Thursday, January 31, 2013

irony abounds

I made a new etsy treasury, Wandering with Thoreau, (here). Thoreau via objects for sale. Is that weird? I'm sure he would think so. Of course the Thoreau Society store has a t-shirt bearing the quote "beware all enterprises requiring new clothes" as well as keychains, mugs, etc. commemorating the man known for "Simplify, simplify". 

When I visited Walden Pond I was moved to buy the "In Wilderness is the Preservation of the World" bumper sticker, but I can't bring myself to put it on my car. 

Source: etsy.com via country on Pinterest

19 comments:

  1. Hello Jen:
    What a wonderful quotation.

    Our favourite e.e.cummings poem is called 'maggie and milly and molly and may', particularly the line.....'it's always ourselves we find in the sea'

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    1. I love that line! I think cummings is underappreciated--at least in my travels.

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  2. My head is a Zumba class full of Pitt Bull songs.

    This is why I am glad to know you.

    xo jane

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    1. Does the lab know about the Pitt Bill?

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  3. I wonder if anybody buys the t-shirt, the irony! Anyway, I visited your Etsy, I think he would approve.

    Jane must have a massive headache.

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    1. I just hope it was done tongue in cheek. Those Thoreau Society folks must be clever.

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  4. My head is a barn filled with donkey brays.

    e.e.cummings rests just eight blocks from my house.

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    1. You and Jane have got something going here--I like it.

      I didn't know that about Cummings. I thought Concord had the corner on famous dead authors.

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  5. That's just too funny. Irony can be a delight; thanks for sharing!

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  6. My head is a living canvas full of colors, fleeting or staying for a while. I like the lines of E.E.Cummings.

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  7. To show the principle of simplicity is not an easy task, I think. Your image of sign reminds me of a story of a blind man who spent his time on bed hearing birds' song.

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    1. Your description of the story--I can see it, hear it.

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  8. Love the songbirds quote! If only it were true all the time...

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    1. Your house is full of birds, yes?

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  9. oh! I do like your treasury idea Jen!

    Did I tell you I tried to read Walden in my i-phone, but I never got to enjoy it. So I'm going to buy the real book now and read it properly... I have read it before in Greek but I think it's such a long time, I only remember the feeling of it and not what it wrote (although there is quotes from the book everywhere)

    Now, about Perfume. How is it going? I read it when 19.
    I, at a point throw it with anger on the other side of the room, but the writing of Suskind is so good I had to pick it up and go on reading. It took me years, trying to answer the question: why? and, ok maybe I'm a bit slow, but it was by watching the film a few tears ago, that I got my answer....

    lots of love to you dear Jen : )

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    1. Walden in the kind of book you can dip into--I hope you enjoy it.

      I haven't finished Perfume yet, but I will pick it up again...

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  10. I love the e.e. cummings quote. and yes - simplify, simplify, simplify. happy monday :)

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