|New College in winter.|
|Magdalen College Choir|
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough...
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.
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
|Lincoln College Quad|
|New College Lane|
|The Christmas Lunch Cake|
|Lady Edith's bedroom in Downton Abbey|
|Stuart on the newfangled|
|23 May ~ 27 October 2013, Bodleian Library, Oxford|
|"Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most|
inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both
inflicting injury, and remedying it."
~ Prof. Albus Dumbledore
"Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found that it is the small, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the
darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
~Gandolf, JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit
|"And that sweet city with her dreaming spires,|
She needs not June for beauty's heightening."
~ Matthew Arnold
|Eastern Washington skyline|
|The foothills and valleys of Eastern Washington|
|Oxfordshire, May 2013|
|The brook that gives Swinbrook it's name.|
|Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, May 2013|
|The phone box in Swinbrook, enveloped in Queen Anne's Lace.|
|Lamp-post leading up to St. Mary's Church, Swinbrook, |
although I think one day it may lead to Narnia (I'll keep checking).
"This is the land of Narnia, where we are now, and all that lies between
the lamp-postand the great castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea."
~Mr Tumnus, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Chapter Two
|St. Mary's Church yard|
"Each thing is of like form from everlasting
and comes round again in it's cycle."
~ Marcus Aurelius
|The Maytime, Asthall Leigh|
|Holywell Cemetary, St. Cross Road, Oxford|
|Oxford, May 2013|
|Queen Anne's Lace, Holywell Cemetary, Oxford, May 2013|
|Eastman House, Jowett Walk, Oxford, May 2013|
|St. Cross Road, Oxford, May 2013|