Be like a train; go in the rain,

go in the sun, go in the storm,

go in the dark tunnels!

Be like a train;

concentrate on your road

and go with no hesitation!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough...

.........and more.

It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,

a house into a home,

a stranger into a friend.

~Melody Beattie

Don't be satisfied with stories,

how things have gone with others.

***Unfold your own myth.***

I hope you will go out and let stories,

that is life, happen to you, and that

you will work with these stories . . .

water them with your blood &

tears & your laughter till they bloom,

till you yourself burst into bloom.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Full Bloom

Oxford is abloom this weekend with books and flowers.

We've reached daffodil full bloom along the River Cherwell.  You can find the river and the daffodils on the beautiful walk around Christ Church Meadow ~ entering the meadow through the Christ Church entrance on St. Aldate's or by Rose Lane, off the High Street and next to the Botanical Gardens.

Also this weekend, Christ Church is one of the venues hosting the Sunday Times Literary Oxford Festival which offers 550 speakers over 9 days at Christ Church, Corpus Christi and Merton Colleges.  You can find more information at: