Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Inexpressible comfort


Postcard art, Leendert Jan Vis (♥)

"...the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."

A Life for a Life, 1859, Dinah Craik, English novelist & poet

2 comments:

  1. I bought this postcard literally 20 years ago--LOVE! The illustrator did a few others as well, but this one was always my favorite.

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  2. No way! Wow what a cool coincidence =). I love his postcards! They're really sweet and simple but you can read so much sentiment into them, this is one of my favourites too ^^

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