Ottoline, I adore Life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity. They do matter but somehow for me they cannot touch the body of Life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it - to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for Love. I know you understand this for you are thrillingly alive.

Katherine Mansfield to Ottoline Morel

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.

The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck (via balltillifall)