Sunday, January 02, 2011

we are as happy as people can be, without making themselves ridiculous*

scenes from christmas in carolina 2010. there are many more photos over here!











































































































































*nathaniel hawthorne, in a letter to his sister, referring specifically to his marriage. the entire quote is: "we are as happy as people can be, without making themselves ridiculous, and might be even happier; but, as a matter of taste, we choose to stop short at this point."

3 comments:

erin said...

When I was a little girl I had a weird giant kid book full of love letters by famous men. The Hawthorne letters and Beethoven's letters always stuck out in my mind.

I read your most recent post too. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Maybe you'll be able to wish me and Jeremiah a happy 20th anniversary in 14 years. Wouldn't that be sweet?

liz woodbury said...

i have a very strong feeling that i WILL be wishing you and jeremiah a happy 20th. and around that same time, that your babiest of babies will be heading out into the world on unimaginable adventures...

erin said...

Why do we make each other weepy!? Ahhhh! Damn you Lizzie Loo!