Yay! I received my copy of Romantic Prairie Style today and it is so simple, peaceful, and beautiful to look at the breathtaking photographs. But I think that more than the photos I might LOVE this quote from Fifi O'Neill, the author of this beaut:
"Maybe it's a sign of the times, maybe it's the cyclical nature of life, but more than ever the world is longing to return to a simpler way of life."
Like she reached in and read my heart, this is seriously much of what I think about now: how to live more simply, more peacefully, more naturally. The truth is, I am tired of the rat race, I am tired of negativity, I am tired of women who could feed a small country with the cost of what they wear (not to mention I am tired of being judgemental of them). I am tired of heartache and disagreements and natural disasters and foods laden with chemicals or modifications they were never meant to have. I am tired of pollution, excess, waste, countries fighting, health issues, and a lack of hard work. I am tired of people that lack manners (self included), because they are too busy, too stessed out, or too demanding to simply be kind. I am tired of anything in God's creation, human or not, being mistreated.
Interesting, I thought I was utterly lacking passion in my life.
I guess not.
This book is a wonderful feast for the eyes of what excess is not. I'm in love with the concept.