Quotations–those key words and phrases uttered, written by someone along the way have an uncanny way of resurfacing from time to time.

One of the most profound quotes that I have encountered is listed here below:

“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emtional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”
― Rumer Godden

My 4-room dish!

This time I found the quote on a website at (I pasted it so the typo is not mine!)  Actually, I have found this quote in magazines, journal books and even the work written by Godden herself.

It always causes me to ponder about life in general and the latest stage of mine, in particular. Finding that 4-room equation is a challenge at times.

Looking for a winter read, you might want to check out Godden!

When I was sorting through some dishes this week, I found this glass dish which reminded me of Godden’s words. Here is a photo of the dish. I will leave the quote and my photo with you for a Friday finish.

Do you have any favourite quotes, ones that have impacted your life? Share in a comment.


Yes, yes, I realize that 2011 is not over yet! However, I have spent some moments, recently, looking through my  journal, a red, soft-covered, unlined book. My preference for writing journals is to use blank pages!


In this journal, I have made notes, written poems, comments and paragraphs. I have mind mapped goals, sketched and outlined story ideas. Also, I have inserted many items: newspaper clippings, photos, handmade books, leaves (now pressed and dry!), even a prayer card.


Overall, it has been reassuring, even hopeful, to review the contents of this catch-all journal. Some new ideas are generating themselves, as I read. I have shared my journal overview. How is yours looking as we wind down this year?

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