embroidering our own emblems

“If only they were educated to live instead of earn and spend, they could manage very happily on twenty-five shillings. If the men wore scarlet trousers as I said, they wouldn’t think so much of money; if they could dance and hop and skip, and sing and swagger and be handsome, they could do with very little cash. And amuse the women themselves, and be amused by the women. They ought to learn to be naked and handsome, and to sing in a mass and dance the old group dance, and carve the stools they sit on, and embroider their own emblems. Then they wouldn’t need money.”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, page 362
By DH Lawrence

[photo: wild grasses in helliwell park, hornby island, june 2008]

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