There is an emanation from the heart

which cannot be described,

but is immediately felt and puts

the stranger at his ease.

~Washington Irving

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.

May my life be like a great

hospitable tree, and may

weary wanderers find in

me a rest.

~John Henry Jowett

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Summer Evening--Christ Church Meadow

Christ Church Meadow ~ July 29, 2012
It's hard to imagine that the cheering crowds of the Olympics are only an hour away--it seems like a world away tonight.


  1. Exactly why I love Oxford! Thank you for posting!


  2. Just lovely....peace and pause for thought!!