Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blog Chain: Snippets of Me

Kate, who like me, is inspired by the photos and quotes and memes people post online, started this blog chain with a fun topic:

Post pictures, songs, movie clips, poems, or novel excerpts that make you feel. Feel what, you ask? Feel anything. Happy. Sad. Angry. Nostalgic. Hopeful. Hopeless. Jealous. Joyful. 

I have read in several different places that YA novelist John Green said of his latest novel, The Fault In Our Stars that he wants to make his readers "Feel All The Things." I would love that someone could go through this blog chain and through what we all choose to post have that same Feel All The Things feeling.

Cool, huh? Michelle M's post is here, and Margie will post after me. Now, here come the feelings in a nostalgic tidal wave of unicorns...


"The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam, but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea..."

The Hideaway I long to read this amazing book again in...


The hideaway I can afford (sans fireplace, gold teapot and pricey bolsters)...

Thinking of that makes me a little sad. But not as teary-eyed as this makes me:
"Sometimes, when I clean a kill, I feed Buttercup the entrails. He has stopped hissing at me.


Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love."



Even sadder...

And now, to turn your frown upside-down (not mine, but my sweet Greynell looked just like this once upon a time):
Another childhood favorite (without the drawings of Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl's work just wouldn't be as memorable for me):


Just for snarfs (and to boldly speak the harsh, rubberized truth):


To be fair, I need to counter that with this:

I suppose that includes Crocs. Hmph. ;)

Finally, just in case you were wondering what tea you should be drinking (since tea always makes me feel joyful)...

9 comments:

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Those hideaways look nice!

Misha Gericke said...

Rooibos tea or honeybush tea whenever. ;-)

Love the hideaways.

Krispy said...

Loved your pictures, and they did indeed make me Feel All The Things. Especially the Last Unicorn. My love for that book is endless and true. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never read The Last Unicorn--to my shame, I didn't even know there was a book of it until I listed the movie as one of my all-time dislikes. I should read it sometime.

I love the picture of the room with the gangplank. :)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

LLLOOOOVVVVEEEE this. Especially the thing about crocs. Hee. Also the tea chart is awesome. I drink tons of tea, but apparently I really need to drink more oolong.

Michelle H. said...

I never read "The Last Unicorn," but is was a movie I loved as a child. Awesome collection!

Julie Dao said...

I have never read the Last Unicorn, and I've always, always wanted to! I have to put that on my list. I LOVE that little tent hideaway... so many pillows. I wish I had one myself!

Christine Fonseca said...

Love it all! Thank you so much for sharing.

Jual Crocs Murah said...

NOT COOL about the crocs. Crocs is wonderful, i love it so much...period.