On How to Prepare for a Flood…

If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. 

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, poet,novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain. (source)

The quote above actually has to do with art in the household, but it seemed to fit with Minot’s recent flood narrative and the decluttering that has taken place in many households as result.

originally published on The Minot Voice: March 24, 2015

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