Sunday, March 16, 2008

words to live by

Never have one hard feeling towards each other, but live together every day as though it was the last you had to live in this world.
Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784) 'founder' of Shakers

photo: seed shed at hancock shaker village, massachusetts; to take a virtual tour & learn a bit more about the shakers go here

6 comments:

e. said...

did you look in the back seat of my car? i have a pile of books about the shakers in there at the moment.

Barbara said...

Excellent advice!

jude said...

great quote and peaceful simple setting. thanks for a great start to the week.

Steve said...

I read an excellent book, called "Simple Things," by a woman who spent time as a teenager living in a Shaker village back in the 1970s. I think I would have made a good Shaker. Well, except for that celibacy thing.

TheElementary said...

That's a beautiful and peaceful thought. A good start to my day- I'm definitely going to come back to this blog.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

e - are you going to do a shaker display at the village??

b & j - ;)

steve - yes, there is that one annoying thing - but other than I must say I too connect with much about their approach to living life. I will have to do a google on the book and hunt it down. I loved sue benders books which she wrote when she went and lived with the amish. memoirs are among my fave reads.

elem - cead mile failte! I enjoyed your blog immensely!

'tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free, 'tis a gift to come down to where we ought to be.

namaste all!