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Warmth

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You have to feel the bite of the wind to appreciate the warmth of a winter coat.   Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1

Fennel Hudson is a lifestyle and countryside author best known for his Fennel’s Journal series of magazines and ebooks and his Fennel’s Priory website and broadcasts. He is the resident countryside diarist for William Powell Country, guest blogger for Millican bags and Infinite Pie, and regular contributor to the Flyfishers’ Journal and Angling Times. As a broadcaster he has filmed with the BBC and Wilderness TV, and will soon be releasing a series of seasonal podcasts and films about the British countryside. Fennel’s motto is ‘Stop – Unplug – Escape – Enjoy.”

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Comfort

edithsitwell

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.  Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, and lived for much of her life with her governess. She never married, but became passionately attached to the homosexual Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London’s poetic circle, to whom she was unfailingly generous and helpful.  Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, sometimes she was labelled a poseur, but consistently, her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship.

by Photo Press, bromide print, 1928
by Photo Press, bromide print, 1928

 

 

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Laughter

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Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des sièclesstand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty.

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Bust of Victor Hugo by my favorite sculptor Augustus Rodin.

 

 

 

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Season

YokoOno

 

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
― Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko?, born 18 February 1933), is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer and peace activist who is also known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking.[1] She is the widow and second wife of John Lennon

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And the Reason we even know who she is, the boys from Liverpool.