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

Simple Pleasures

What brings pleasure into your life?
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


andreerods said...

One of my pleasures is monthly reading your blog, remembering your constant blush, your passion for Virginia glass and the old men who make it. Sorry to hear about Winslow. When do you graduate?
The GAS continues, are you planning to attend?

Dr.BOB said...

After 60 fresh vegetables, little children, fresh water, sun, many things bring one pleasure.
As we age we come to know only the simple things can bring pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Reading w/o interruption
hot bath
these are my simple pleasures.

nick said...

Pleasure define pleasure please doctor hamburger.

Anonymous said...

Would you like company walking Ms B in the moonlight?
Left yourself open for this comment.

Hillary J Homburg said...

My Mom taught me there are 'worse' things than being alone.
NO Thank you.

sweetdoc said...

1.A day with or without my children.
Don't ask me to explain.
2. Chocolate
3. Shopping for books.
4. Good conversation.
5. A good movie w/ friends or a good meal w/ friends.
good question hilary.

sweetdoc said...

At 23 you know this lesson I was over 34 when this truth entered my life. Being alone can be a pleasure.