I just had to post this photo on my blog. This morning in Draper it has been a gloomy, damp day. I clicked on my recently added link to "Hooked on Houses" and this cottage is what I saw. How darling is this? It is in Australia. I want to be there right this minute.
It immediately reminded me of the house Cameron Diaz rents in the movie "Holiday" which I just rewatched with my girls a couple of weeks ago.
I love that movie. I love the way Cameron Diaz dresses in it - really soft colors, classic style. I love her house in LA too ... when I can't sleep at night - sadly, that would be just about every night these days - I take my mind to her bedroom in that movie, when Kate Winslet is trying to go back to sleep and pushes the remote to have all of the room darkening shades come down over the windows ... then as I visualize the shades coming down in my mind, shutting out the light, I try to shut out all of the thoughts that are in my head as well. In theory, that's a really good idea. I actually heard it on a cd once by a guy named Eckhart Tolle. He has a series of cds all about controlling your thoughts and clearing your mind. If only that were as easy as pusing a button on the remote, right?
I remember walking by a darling little cottage years ago in a town along the coast in Northern California. I can see it vividly in my mind. It's funny how certain images make a lasting impression on you. I wanted to live there. Maybe that's because these houses give the illusion that life on the inside surely must be just as calm and serene as it looks on the outside ... that would be nice too.
Nantucket's streets are lined with these darling settings as well. That's part of the reason I love to take walks there ... you know, I wouldn't mind being there right this minute either.
(Calgon, take me away!)