Not a big ask…

I want a garden, a small house, grass, animals, books, pictures, music. And out of this, the expression of this, I want to be writing […] But warm, eager, living life—to be rooted in life—to learn, to desire to know, to feel, to think, to act. That is what I want. And nothing less.

~ Katherine Mansfield, (1888-1923) in a diary entry featured in Letters and Journals of Katherine Mansfield

Notes: Quote via minima. Photo: Jac Graham | wood worker & mead maker (via small & tiny home ideas)


  1. I can identify with this –

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  2. Says it all!

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  3. This resonates with me as well….

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  4. Yes – all of it.

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  5. You deserve nothing less.

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  6. I can see myself there. 💛

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  7. oohhh …. coffee up! Looks so very cozy, MJ

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  8. I can completely identify with this. ❤

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  9. And didn‘t she do exactly that? What a brilliant woman she was!
    As well as being ‚responsible‘ for some truly wonderful BBC films of her work.

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  10. I’d like to be “writing from that” too. I want just a little less, apparently, because I nodded at “grass animals,” not having spotted the disappointing comma at first (grass animals would last longer than regular ones)!

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  11. Wouldn’t that be perfection?
    Though I would have to add that I need to have access to people, too. I would not be able to live as a total recluse.

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  12. Chriistie says:

    Katherine Mansfield’s words echo contentment for me…one of the books for me would of course be a Bible…

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  13. She died so young, 34 from a blood clot…I so wonder what additional words she would have gifted us with…

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  14. And time to do it all….

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