Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
For me it seems to be the simple things . . . drinking my OJ from a tangerine Blenko Glass, walking Ms B on a night where the moon is full, finding myself with 'free' time on a Saturday or Sunday, doing the Crossword puzzle in the Sunday paper.Pleasure. . . can be found in many ways. For some of my friends its finding a great BLENKO item at the Visitors Center, or finding a vintage item of BLenko or West Virginia Glass at the Flea Market. Having a good bottle of wine, just relaxing, seeing a movie.
My webmajster Steve was kind enough to provide the follow comments from others about pleasure.
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures. William Wycherley
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount. Joseph Addison
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Jane Austen
An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion. Pierre Charles Baudleaire
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains. Democritus
One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures. Denis Diderot
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. Benjamin Disraeli