Thursday, November 19, 2009

On my nightstand....

I am currently reading Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure.
I just started it, but I am really liking it so far.
There is a great story in the introduction of the book about how the author is riding his bike through Italy in 1991. He was carrying a lot with him and was explaining how heavy his bicycle was. He met another man who was also traveling by bicycle who was basically carrying nothing.
It's a really great should just read it. I wanted to quote the last paragraph of the story here though....
"...It was at that point that I realized that "being prepared" can sometimes be a euphemism for being scared to let go. How much we carry-whether it is on our bicycle, in our bag, or in our home-is often directly related to how little we trust in life to guide us well, and in others to help us out in a pinch. To this day, I have found that traveling light yields a far richer experience."
~Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
From-Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure


  1. oooo, i love this book! I read it awhile back and it totally changed my perspective of interior design.
    great quote from the book too.
    loving your blog by the way. :)

  2. I've seen this book at the library. I love that quote, I think I'll go get the book now.