a gentle trail of beauty on a storm-washed day
The kindness of ordinary people : the world responds to the Syrian refugee crisis.
The last woman who makes sea silk.
Advice from an old man about grief.
Speaking is seeing : how the language you use changes your view of the world.
Gentle templates : the current look for my journal here is inspired by these two, although I'm resting with a patterned background for warmth as the days here remain cold and stormy. I like the small, enchanting, peaceful photographs these women use. (Not to mention the beautiful poetry of their words.)
We have been studying Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by WB Yeats (a wonderful poem about love and the power of human creativity) and along the way we noticed how this painting by Van Gogh showed so perfectly the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light.
Strangers in the night : this phone text conversation is so charming.
Heaven or Las Vegas : for those bemused by the mention of The Cocteau Twins in yesterday's post.