Sunday, November 18, 2007


"With the presence of lavender the history of the seasons enters into the wardrobe. Indeed, lavender alone introduces a Bergsonian duree into the hierachy of the sheets. Should we not wait for them to be, as they say in France, sufficiently 'lavendered'? What dreams are reserved for us if we can recall, if we can return to, the land of tranquility! Memories come crowding when we look back upon the shelf on which the lace trimmed batiste and muslin pieces lay on top of the heavier materials..."

Bachelard, Gaston (1994), The Poetics of Space, translated by Maria Jolas, Beacon Press, Boston, p.79


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