Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board

From "1601 Decorating Ideas for Modern Living," 1973

Kama-Asa Shop, Asakusa, Tokyo

Window display, Matsumoto City

Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.¬†Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.

True or false? These are the opening lines of Zora Neale Thurston’s novel¬†Their Eyes Were Watching God. Photos below from here. Last photo is from inside.

House by Jonathan Adler


model ship, via inside on tumblr

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6 Responses to “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board”

  1. YHBHS Says:

    beautiful posting… the quote is stunning, and the images are amazing… i will continue to look at this posting! thank you..

    david john

  2. coozledad Says:

    I’m renovating a falling down shack to use as a workshop/studio. This site is one of the reasons I haven’t just quit toiling away at it.

  3. LB Says:

    Well, thank you everyone. And now I want to see photos of the falling down shack!

  4. coozledad Says:

    Here’s a couple .

  5. LB Says:

    Very nice!

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