"...a life spent reading-that is a good life." -Annie Dillard
It certainly is and I would also say 'escaping from world events'. I honestly don't know what non-readers do to get away from 'stuff'.
I don't know how people cope without the escape from the world that books offer either!
Love that painting and the quote, too.
I completely agree with that quote. Love the painting too! :)
Oh my goodness, that is so pretty.
I wish I was in a garden like that busy escaping life with a wonderful read too! :) Love these.
Isn't it gorgeous?
This painting and quote are inspiring and in line with my thinking. I think I will do a post soon on reading and beautiful paintings. You might like the address book I bought, "The Reading Woman", published by Pomegranate, about 50 paintings.
I do love The Reading Woman calendars!
That would be a lovely place to read. ♥️
I walk and read at the same time too sometimes. LOL Love the painting and quote. Thank you for sharing!
It gets a little tricky to do depending on where you're walking! ;D
Love that picture...so calming. I've walked while reading a few times when on solitary walking paths; a few trees did jump into the middle of the trail, though, and I never remembered they were there the next time around until I either brushed into them or stopped at the last second. :-)
I don't really recommend reading and walking ... mostly because I'd never manage to stop in time or avoid the hazard ahead. ;D
Couldn't agree more! :)
Excellent image--that's my image of myself circa 150 years ago :)
:D Love it.
That quote could be the theme of my life and the picture is wonderfully evocative.
It could definitely be the theme of my life, too. Especially lately. :D
I agree wholeheartedly with that quote!
Gorgeous painting! I am a pro at ignoring life!
Me, too! :D
Yes and no - most people who read are a lot better informed about what's going on in life than those who don't.But yes, it's a great way to get away from it all, as well.And I absolutely love the painting - as always. But this is one of my favourites.
Thanks! I love the colors and sunny quality this painting has. Makes me want to step inside it and spend the day there. :D
That would be great!
So beautiful and calming. And that quote is so much the truth!
I have not been successful with reading & walking but I like the painting!
I LOVE this painting! Its perfect angle and perfect colors (the white dress of the lady contrasting the yellow and green of the garden). It's simple yet exquisite.
It's a beautiful one, isn't it? I love everything about it.
That quote is so true.
A great quote which is undeniably true.
I love this! What a great quote.
100% agree with the quote! Love the picture too!
The art is gorgeous and I wholeheartedly agree with the quote! :)
Love this artwork. I would probably stumble over my feet if I tried to walk and read, but this is a beautiful painting.
;D I'd fall for sure!
Love that quote from Pessoa. The picture's fun, too.
It's a great quote, isn't it?
I really liked Pessoa's book--it was full of sensible things like that... ;-)
Sounds like a book I need to read.
That quote is essentially my life philosophy! Love it and I love the painting. Another one I'd love to have a print of.
It's a good philosophy to have!