Monday, February 6, 2012

Not Unsentient Matter

For us, our house was not unsentient matter--it had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see us with; and approvals, and solicitudes, and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence, and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction. We never came home from an absence that its face did not light up and speak out its eloquent welcome--and we could not enter it unmoved.

-Mark Twain 1896


  1. I can tell Mark Twain, you and me all feel the same way about or houses!
    Thanks for accepting my friend request on FaceBook also. I found out about you from our mutual friend Katherine who turned me on to your other blog. Always something fun to read and see here!

  2. Thanks Sue! I definitely know I feel that way about my house :)