I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking…
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
What is in a pillow?
Chandler 4 Corners, there is a story in every pillow.
Take for instance Sail Away, Laura Megroz’s fanciful interpretation of the ocean side. An inviting red Adirondack chair sits at water’s edge, while friendly crabs scamper around in the sand, a few puffy clouds overhead, and sailboat to take me away.
Ahhhh, the beach is a wonderful place, but not as nice as the blue sea and the sky.
Walking in the woods with your parents, stumbling along a river bank, jumping from boulder to boulder, skipping smooth stones across the water, looking up at the tall pine trees, and, of course, gathering pine cones to take home and make a wreath for the front door.
In the classic children’s book, The Littlest Angel, the angel, sent too soon to heaven from earth, brought along a Robin’s egg, two smooth stones, a bright and colorful butterfly, and the worn leather collar of his dog he played with as a child.
I would have included a pine cone from a walk with my parents in the woods on a bright summer day.
Our Ruby Pinecone throw pillow by Chandler 4 Corners is not free by shipping is in the continental US.
If you want to see how the other half lives, don’t sit home and think about it. Get out and run. You will find, however, that homes everywhere are like puppies and snowflakes, similar in so many ways, and always uniquely yours.
The grand canal between Bruges and Ghent is lined by high wall, tall trees, pretty homes and sweet gardens.
True art is a mere shadow of divine perfection. Michelangelo
Worldly displacement and isolation are themes of Huynh Duy’s fanciful artwork. Surreal characters maintain a serene, precarious and solitary balance, in a dreamlike setting. The artist explores the boundaries of motion in a surreal environment, tempered by emotion, portraying not just the beauty of the human form, but the triumph of its spirit.
Art as an illusion is the highest expression of the divinely human spirit.
Vietnamese born, now based in North Carolina, Huynh Duy’s symbolism and wordplay is both humorous and introspective allowing the viewer to create their own storyline.
The conditions report at Killington Mountain in Vermont today reads:
“5:08 pm 11/16/17–Weather conditions were a little wet today, but it wasn’t all bad – we did notch another inch of snow for the season total. With warm air lingering all day, the snow-makers enjoyed a few hours of downtime before returning to work again tonight.”
There are two lifts and 3 miles of skiing.
Back at the lodge, it is a hot toddy and fire to warm the cold wet toes. Even those who aren’t skiing yet are reminded of what lies ahead.
Chandler 4 Corners and Laura Megroz produced a whimsical series of hooked wool throw pillows with a ski motif. Pick you favorite:
It is no secret, I enjoy being alone – skiing alone hell bent, or hiking alone in the forest taking my time, walking along the beach watching the waves wash the sand, going to movies alone, well, not that.
Do not get me wrong, I like sharing my life with my wife and friends, but sometimes they can’t keep up.
Our number one tip on how to prepare for the holidays is simple:
Less stress, more Stressless.
The Stressless Legend has unique cushioning that embraces and supports your body smoothly as you sit and stretch after a hard day at the office, watching the kids, shopping, or all three. The sofa is available in highback or low back as a three seat, two seat, and single seat. Add the Legend sector between chairs to create the layout that works for your home theater.