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LUSCIOUS LOVES: E.B. White’s reply to a man who’d lost his faith in humanity

This is nice, no? From the author EB White, to a man who wrote to him saying he’d lost his faith in humanity, which I am also struggling with (see previous post).

 

Dear Mr. Nadeau:

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.

Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society — things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly.

It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.

Sincerely,

E. B. White
March 30, 1973

 

Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White was an American writer who contributed to The New Yorker magazine, was a co-author of the English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as Strunk & White to those of us in the writing and editing game, and famed children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and Wilbur’s Great Adventure.

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A PERSONAL UPDATE: Why I’m having a break from Luscious

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*UPDATE: I’m back – read more here.*

The following is a note about negativity and why I’m having a break from Luscious.

It’s not, sadly, luscious.

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A COLOURFUL LIFE: Emily Blunt by Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar UK July 2014

Emily Blunt by Alexi Lubomirski for Harpers Bazaar UK July 2014

A COLOURFUL LIFE: Emily Blunt by Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar UK July 2014…

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EDITORIAL: Christy Turlington Burns by Bruce Weber for DuJour magazine September 2012

EDITORIAL: Christy Turlington Burns by Bruce Weber for DuJour magazine September 2012

EDITORIAL PHOTOSHOOT: Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns by Bruce Weber for DuJour magazine September 2012…

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LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 2

INSPIRED BY ASIA: Japanese cherry blossom photo

LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 2: Here’s part two of my tribute to Asian-inspired style…

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LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 1

INSPIRED BY ASIA: Dior Spring Summer 2007 Haute Couture Collection by Patrick Demarchelier 2007

LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 1: I was lucky enough to spend several of my years as a child and young teenager growing up in Hong Kong and Tokyo, with fascinating trips to other parts of Asia.

Here’s a tribute (part 1) to my experience of Asian-inspired style…

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FASHION EDITORIAL: Bonnie Chen by Mei Yuangui for Vogue China September 2013

ASIAN MODELS: Bonnie Chen by Mei Yuangui for Vogue China September 2013

FASHION EDITORIAL: Bonnie Chen by Mei Yuangui for Vogue China September 2013…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Luxe Cushions on etsy

THE BEST OF ETSY: Brunschwig ShiShi cushion from Luxe cushions on etsy

FAB FIND: A lot of you will know that I’m obsessed with home decor – cushion covers in particular. I love finding ways to achieve a sophisticated look with limited funds – I scrounge through op shops and markets, and spend a lot of time online, trying to source quality items at a reasonable price.

So you can imagine my happiness at having a supplier on etsy, Luxe Cushions, which provides beautiful Chinoiserie-patterned creations made from high quality materials. Take a look…

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