new blog, old blog

Martha with Kevin Sharkey, Decorating Director at MSLO (and me...see, in behind)

I'm pleased to let you know that I'm now blogging over at the STYLE AT HOME site. It's early days yet, but I do have a three-part blog on my recent experience attending the press launch at the MSLO head offices for the launch of her new line of kitchens for Home Depot. 

Now, where does that leave us over here at margotaustin.ca? Not to worry, I'll still be here. I'm continually working to regain the ground that I lost here when I took a blog break in the summer. But I promise I will blog forth and I hope you will stop by again sometime.

For now, here is what I am thinking of today. It's a little TS Eliot and to me it is a lament for the foolish, hollow stuffed heads that populate our world. I have been sad about them this week. 

THE HOLLOW MEN

We are the hollow men

We are the stuffed men

Leaning together

Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!

Our dried voices, when

We whisper together

Are quiet and meaningless

As wind in dry grass

Or rats' feet over broken glass

In our dry cellar

 

Shape without form, shade without colour,

Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

 

Those who have crossed

With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom

Remember us -- if at all -- not as lost

Violent souls, but only

As the hollow men

The stuffed men...

Poetry is magic, don't you think? I am taking this weekend to stop feeling sad about these people and instead feel thankful for all the non-hollow non-stuffed people in my life. They lift me up! Happy Thanksgiving.