Emerald. Sage. Moss. Chartreuse. Kelly, pine, hunter, mint, lime. Juniper. Fern. Shamrock. Green signifies freshness, wholesomeness, simplicity or opulence — nature’s color in a multitude of shades.
“No white nor red was ever seen, So amorous as this lovely green.” – Andrew Marvell
“He recognized that Life itself is an art. He was keenly sensitive to the value of beautiful surroundings. He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament.” – Oscar Wilde
“Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.” – Frederic Chopin
“For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.” – Federico Garcia Lorca
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The grouping of books with flowers is a poetic one — whether it’s a studied composition, an impromptu arrangement, or simply a flower used as a bookmark. Both books and flowers serve as portals to worlds of beauty, meaning, and pleasure. The pairing is made more poignant by the contrast of one being ephemeral, the other ever-lasting.
“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde
“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.” – Lope de Vega
“Flowers lead to books, which leads to thinking and not thinking, which leads to more flowers and music, music. Then many more flowers and more books.” – Maira Kalman
“Here’s to fresh coffee, sunshine, morning walks, blooming flowers, good books and all the other simple but glorious pleasures of life.” – (I’m not sure who said this, but I couldn’t agree more.)
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.
If there is a way into the wood, there is also a way out.
May God look down and bless you.
May you look up and give thanks.
“Yes. I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde
‘Tis afterwards that everything is understood.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith
Be happy with what you have and you will have plenty to be happy about.