Bags of wisdom

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We love linen bags. So it comes as no surprise that we’ve been raring to print some of our own for ages. And now we have! Not one, not two, but three different ones in fact: two with a print and one with a quote (as seen in the photo above). And they’re all available via the Flow web shop.

The quote we used on the bag comes from Helen Keller, and has been one of our favorite quotes for a long time. Not only because the words ring so true, but also because the person who said them was such an incredibly strong woman. Helen Keller (1880-1968) contracted an illness at the age of 19 months which left her blind and deaf, and yet she learned to communicate, managed to write several books (including her famous autobiography The Story of my Life, which she wrote when she was in her early twenties) and was the first deaf blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. What’s more, she was also a lecturer, stood up for human rights and even became politically active. During her entire life (and now) she inspired people with her perseverance and her optimism. Another famous quote of hers—wisdom she knew only too well—is: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

Here’s a very old, but lovely, little film about her:

P.S. June 27 (her birthday) is the Helen Keller Day in the state of Pennsylvania, US. If you happen to be there then…