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Duchesse
Montréal, Canada
Blogger and urban enthusiast
Interests: Idiosyncratic city spaces; pearls; life lessons
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What resources are now available, from antiquities to the most modern! Sometimes I'm paralyzed by too much choice and other times rejoice that items like antique textiles can now arrive in a matter of days. Look forward to every inch of your journey- what you keep, what you add and most of all, where.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2013 on The little matchbox girl grows up. at restingmotion
Scatter, dear Mardel; waft and float, rest and extend, build and cast off- all that comes. The interior view of your home is calm and beautiful and I hope that nourishes you.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2013 on Still Here at restingmotion
I can guess the name of this vendor; the same thing has happened at the major French-language bookstore chain. The product assortment is a business decision. The English-language book/music company has decided to become a "cultural department store", to quote their executives. (They have long been a client of mine.) The margin on throws and cute glasses is way higher than books. The big online seller is hard to fight, for the chains as well as the independents. I veer between sadness and high irritation when I visit both of these companies' stores.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2013 on Sunday, Between Time at the cassandra pages
Was just having a discussion with someone; he observed that all the women in his life had contentious relationships with their mothers; he in fact thought most women had a similar story: "Mothers and daughters, it's always hard." But I was able to count so many whom we knew who loved and were loved by their mothers. Yours is one more voice, a distinct one. Thank you; I feel as if I've been introduced to a remarkable women.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2013 on Elegy at the cassandra pages
This is yet another medium for your colour sense and expressiveness, always a pleasure to see. (I had left a similar comment but b/t TypePad and Google+ there seem to be some glitches.) Thinking of you and thank you for posting.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2013 on Apparently I Missed the Flowers at restingmotion
The bridge takes my breath every time, lifts me. Never had an Indian spiced beer, sounds delicious. (But kir, too many to admit! And kir royale, made with champagne- oooh what a special occasion treat.)
Rotating among interests gives us that sense of balance and connects us to the infinite richness of experience in our lives. As much as I admire devotion and mastery, I also enjoy the gifts of dipping in and out and freedom from the insistence of meeting exacting criteria. Have a wonderful trip; hope to see you when you're back.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2013 on Alternation at the cassandra pages
She looks unworried, flopped there showing her pristine tummy: "Well, MY white is still white." I too am happy she did not ingest it.
I enjoy these muguets so much and marvel that you can do this while unwell. Hope you're better soon.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2013 on Attachments at the cassandra pages
I hope we see your skirt finished. Such a subtly lovely weave. When we release ourselves from the weight of 'having' to draw (or any other endeavour), daily, things move on their own. For me, the balance between discipline and freedom never ends, one of life's polarities.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2013 on So helpful at the cassandra pages
That sounds thrilling and I'd love to hear a recording, even an informal one.
I prefer the drawings that suggest the space, and invite me to enter the essence of it, rather than prescribing the way every detail is. There are certain sounds that move my heart- like children paying in the schoolyard across the street- and others that are indeed challenging, like a phone conversation.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2013 on Drawing #15, Meditation Space at the cassandra pages
I lost my head with the warm spell of a week ago, then nearly froze my flashy hibiscus. She is now in intensive care indoors, on advice from the J-T nursery. Thank you for the intro to Jardin Jasmine.
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