Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Desire

Ese’s challenge is to post a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday she posts a new prompt.

Prompt 6 – DESIRE

Swiss Sweets,

These sweets in a Zurich shop window at Christmas, certainly initiate a feeling of desire: for sweetness.

But then, my desire is to return to Denmark one day, and thus my second photo. However, as a H. C. Andersen story reminded us, I must also remember:

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

Sønder Felding

The house Færgebo, which our family owned, in Sønder Felding, Denmark, dating back to 1801. The oldest house in the village.

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About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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13 Responses to Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Desire

  1. Ese' s Voice says:

    Those words of Epicurus reached deeply, and I really like the way you have found just the right photos to go along.


    • Thank you! Like you, I find profound wisdom in proverbs sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in how they communicate to the reader. Thanks for following my blog. You will find a post quotes from around the word each thursday on a post called Proverbial Thursday. You might like that feature.


    • Ese' s Voice says:

      I definitely will – looking forward to that. 🙂


  2. Suzanne says:

    What fantastic looking cakes.


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  6. I intentionally stayed away from the sweet cart ha
    Oh your family home is charming
    Im following you so I can enjoy more delightful photos by you!


  7. Amy says:

    Delicious post! Beautiful home 🙂


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