Hello again! I am posting on consecutive days for the first time since, I think, September which horrifically is around 6 months ago. Yuck, where does all the time go?!
Anyway, the reason I am posting consecutively is because the amazing Rhea of Bookchanted tagged me for the 3 Quotes, 3 Days tag which I am honestly absolutely loving. Yesterday I celebrated International Women’s Day with a fantastic quote from Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu which you can check out here.
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)
- Nominate 3 new bloggers each day
Today I’m going for a slightly longer quote that also means a lot to me, this time from one of my favourite classic novels, Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier:
Packing Up. The nagging worry of departure. Lost keys, unwritten labels, tissue paper lying on the floor. I hate it all. Even now, when I have done so much of it, when I live, as the saying goes, in my boxes. Even today, when shutting drawers and flinging wide an hotel wardrobe, or the impersonal shelves of a furnished villa, is a methodical matter of routine, I am aware of a sadness, of a sense of loss. Here, I say, we have lived, we have been happy. This has been ours, however brief the time. Though two nights only have been spent beneath this roof, yet we leave something of ourselves behind. Nothing material, not a hair-pin on a dressing table, not an empty bottle of Aspirin tablets, not a handkerchief beneath a pillow, but something indefinable, a moment of our lives, a thought, a mood.
Not to get all sappy but for me, this is one those quotes that sums up human experiences that I have had, but would never be able to put into words. I discovered this quote in my first year of university and being at university it is just so relevant. Not only have I lived in three different places over three years but in each of those places I have felt and experienced intense and emotional things that I hadn’t felt and experienced before, and this quote sums up perfectly how I feel upon leaving those places, and how I imagine I will feel when I graduate and move back home to the country in just under four months time.
Ash and Lo @Windowsill Books
As always, happy reading!