Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Important Things


 In the years ahead we have much to do. It is easy to lose sight of the important things. There will be many new inventions: money will buy undreamed of gadgets; we shall want more and better mousetraps than ever before. I am afraid of this.  
Happiness is not upholstered in velvet, nor lighted by the push of a button. If we start a new wild scramble for material luxury, we shall begin a toboggan slide to destruction. I do believe in pleasant living, as much as our means afford - but I wish we could chart a modest course between over elegance and simplicity. 

Gladys Taber, The Book of Stillmeadow

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