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Frans_Jozef
Sunday, March 12th, 2006, 04:56 PM
For many of us, the archetypal image of the cottage home comes from storybook memories of our childhood: the diminutive dwelling glimpsed through the trees at the end of a winding trail, smoke rising from the chimney, roses rambling over a trellis and up onto the thatched roof above, leaded windows, an inviting entry...

(...)In attempting to define the enduring appeal of cottages, words like comfort, coziness, charm, simplicity, intimacy, and romance readily spring to mind, suggesting that the idea of "cottage" is as much a state of mind as it is a tangible presence.

link (http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/pages/h00020.asp)

There is a strain of loneliness, that connects the soul far more with the old ways than any resurgent tradition in his community, offers more glimpses of eternity than the sermon of a preacher or the casting of runes, and makes the strayed fragmentation of one's own pittied existence more hale and wholesome than the sweet warm touch of the May Queen...

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