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
Saturday, 19 January 2013
|Jowett Walk, Oxford|
The UK is in the middle of what the BBC weather folk like to call a 'snow event', although having been raised in the midwest and spending most of my adult life on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, I would just say that, 'it's been snowing for a few days'.
|Holywell Street, January 18, 2013|
Even in the middle of a 'snow event', Oxford carries on as though nothing is out of the ordinary. Students on bikes still criss-cross the city, slipping and sliding along. Since Holywell Street is closed to traffic, our snow stays lovely and clean, a beautiful winter scene.
|New College, Oxford|
Saturday, 5 January 2013
Below you'll find just what you need to watch Downton Abbey in peace and undisturbed, with your earl grey tea or your bowl of popcorn.