“We”, of course, refers to humans.
I saw this on Facebook today.
These are certainly things I need, or think I do, to be happy. Some of the comments amused or interested me….Someone said we also need someone to love. Someone else wanted a large number of classical CDs and the implied means to play them.
Some might say we need faith or God. Other people might think that without God none of the rest of this to say nothing of ourselves could exist.And, of course, having books and a garden imply having many other things – a world of stories and thoughts, all of which come from the minds and hearts of others. A garden implies land available and seeds and a world which is not destroyed.It implies, actually, to me, the entire natural world which is so interdependent. And some one or ones to love are essential to my life.
And now my mind turns to music. I think we need music. We need creativity in our world. And that library, it implies an education and teachers and so much. It is hard to isolate a few things that one needs. But I do like this wise quote from Cicero. And I wonder what you need, what “everything” you need.
Here are a few favorite photos of libraries and gardens………Just for happiness.
in a library in London after a bombing raid
in the Szabo Ervin library in Budapest
Carl Spitzweg’s 1850s painting The Bookworm.
A very nostalgic and old-fashioned garden
Sissinghurst – a magnificent garden
A tiny bit of Monet’s garden in Giverny in the spring of the year….
I could fill pages with photos of libraries and gardens, but obviously, one needs to have ones own garden and ones own library to fulfill Cicero’s ideas. One of the commenters said they had a potted plant. Perhaps they also had a book or two. It is enough.