Friday, October 29, 2010


      We intuitively know that beauty follows order.  It's hard to find the lovely beneath those thick layers of crud and clutter.  If I can clear a little space, make a pocket of loveliness, I have somewhere to rest my eyes.  Beauty to cheer my heart.  Ally found marigolds.  They are the only flower blooming in the yard right now.  She filled our little bottles, treasures unearthed in the yard, a little adornment for the windowsill.
     One definition of adorn is to lend beauty to.  The word is from French and before that Latin.  Ad-ornare meaning "to" and "to decorate."  But it seems the stem word of ornare is ordo, and ordo is order.  A little order to lend its beauty to our home.

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