Lovely wall paper, a sleigh bed, lace and wood floors.
Dolls and period lamps...
A beautiful face of a time gone by.
I kept thinking when I was in PEI:
this bedroom is very adequate in the sense of
a British home where all is there
but all is essential.
I found myself wishing to use the pitcher and bowl for washing
one's face and I did enjoy some time reading books
in this room; including the forward to Lewis'
A Grief Observed by Madeleine L'Engle that a new but
did not feel new to me friend at the wedding said
is the main thing she remembers reading of Lewis' book.
It seemed somehow though appropriate,
that one reads of marriages that lasted till death parted them
on that weekend of my dear friend S. wedding
where so many gathered to celebrate the joining of
a couple in Holy Matrimony, that creating a unity of one
from two lives;
weddings are like a birth and marriage is a
long fulfillment and working out of that birth.