March 18th, 2008
We are work ing our way out of the boredom here at Bibelots. Perhaps it is a period-of-fruition; or perhaps it has been the tedious work, but the following quotes are assisting us on our way:
1. “Boredom: the desire for desires.” Anna Karenina
2. “Your true traveller finds boredom agreeable rather than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty—his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” Aldous Huxley.
The term boredom was first used in Bleak House says, Wikipedia, which perhaps makes boredom a rather new pursuit really. I think though a new phrase should be coined, which is beyond ennui, a certain something that I don’t know how to describe. But I think it is what F.Scott Fitzgerald wrote about here:
“Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.”
The chair is patiently waiting to be cleaned up and upholstered in a nice soft caramel leather. Happily, our new upholsterer called us back today.