|New College in winter.|
|Magdalen College Choir|
There is an emanation from the heart
which cannot be described,
but is immediately felt and puts
the stranger at his ease.
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.
May my life be like a great
hospitable tree, and may
weary wanderers find in
me a rest.
~John Henry Jowett
|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|