“Heaven is here in this house. I am held captive by the beauty and magic that surround me at this very moment. On a misty evening like this one, I may decide to draw or paint, but I would always rather be reading a good book, enjoying the pleasure of an excellent story written by someone else. Sitting in my parlor, I am completely content in my chair, with the best companions imaginable: my books. To treasure one’s house and books, lavishing them with care and love, is reward in itself, as they return your love so beautifully. And for this I am truly grateful.” — Rose Tarlow
Perhaps one of the loveliest descriptions of the phenomenon of "house bliss".