TIME AND TIME AGAIN 🌻
My grandmother's steady steps, slowly, patiently, not waiting, but moving in a languid pace. I let her lead. How time shapes its pace to our conscious awareness, I am only beginning to phatom that. Back then they did it all by hand. The village is deep. The buildings are resting. They remember a time when no entertainment highjacked our awareness, where our most precious ressource; our attention, was something else. How did a woman experience the repetitive task of weaving? Did she get lost in the movement of her body? Did she disappear inside herself? Did she ever wonder if someone was watching, like I wonder if someone is reading this, or receiving me? No. Privacy was something else. 🌻
With few pictures on the wall, the imagination must have been something entirely else too. Think of this! A traveller arrives at your village and must explain what an elephant is! How do you referance an elephant with words? 🌻
Language is powerful, but confining too. 🌻
Were they happier then, I wonder? Life was less pleasurable, but perhaps more meaningful? More present. Did they even care about happiness? And, is it because we care about happiness, that we become unhappy? 🌻
These were taken the day after we moved in, so as you can imagine everything was a bit hectic. This is our garage - originally an old outbuilding for the cottage. You can see some of the beautiful original stone walls in the photos.
The previous owners believed that in the early 1800s when the cottage was originally built, this room was used as a schoolhouse!
Right now, it’s used to store our crap that I haven’t quite sorted through 🙄 however I have cleared one area for painting lol!
Hopefully in the future, we’ll be converting one half of this, and creating a mini flat for extra living space/ a guest room! Right now that’s a very distant dream though, due to finances. One day!
🔎 Small Letters #variety 1832 Capped Bust Half Dollar #graded Very Fine (35) by @pcgscoin. As pointed out in illustration, the vowels A, E and O are smaller at the top of the reverse. Some small letter varieties also have a die crack on the eagles wing but not all.
In 1852, at the age of 103, Conrad Heyer posed for a daguerreotype portrait – the first publicly available photographic process. Born in 1749 he thereby became the earliest-born person of whom a photograph is known to exist. There are however three other people born earlier than Heyer known to have been photographed, but without a surviving picture or a confirmed date of birth: John Adams, who claimed to be born in 1745; a Revolutionary War veteran named Baltus Stone, with a claim of 1744; and a slave named Caesar, with a claim of 1738.
Conrad Heyer was an american veteran of the Revolutionary War, fighting for the Contintental Army. He is currently the only known photographed person to have crossed the Delaware River in 1776 with George Washington. He was discharged in 1777 and made a living as a farmer until his death in 1856 at the age of 106 or 107.
What does your day look like today?
I’m off to meet a friend for breakfast and then I am tackling a day filled with packaging & shipping to get caught up for the past week!
I will be posting some great books today so stop by if you can or turn on your notifications!
Love this old bible I sold last week. This very weathered & loved book I’m sure was cherished, held & read over and over💗
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Have you ever wondered what happens to old sculptures and statues, when they are no longer fit to stand in public squares, royal gardens or on the facades of castles and palaces?
They retire to a place called a lapidarium - sort of like a retirement home for sculptures. Copenhagen's newest royal attraction is The Lapidarium of the Kings located under the vaulted ceilings of a 400-year-old brewhouse on Slotsholmen island in the heart of Copenhagen.
💙 Silk sateen ball slippers 💙
✂ Handsewn, remade from modern flats (I wore on Waterloo reenactment ;) ). ✂ Silk sateen, cotton canvas, cotton trim, silk ribbon; rubber soles.
🏰 Based on extant slippers, believed to belong to empress Josephine. Such slippers, similar to ball gloves had short life. Because of delicate materials they were made of, they were easy to be damaged. Mine were worn the whole day - on a wet grass, dusty gravel, pavement and ballroom so now they are pretty destroyed xD
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