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
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.