Thursday, January 29, 2004

When one door of happiness closes, another opens:
but often we look so long at the closed door that
we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Wild geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
Mary Oliver

Friday, January 23, 2004

Winter sports

253.7... 282.9....283...284... 323.4!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!
Can anyone beat my score?
(Thanks to David for this one)

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Curiouser and curiouser

“There is no use in trying,” said Alice;
“one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,”
said the Queen. “When I was your age,
I always did it for half an hour a day.
Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Surely God was a lover

Surely God was a lover
When He bade the day begin
Soft as a woman’s eyelid
Fine as a woman’s skin
Surely God was a lover
All burning with desire
When He called the night to come down
And set the day on fire
Surely God is a lover
Surely God is a lover
Surely God was a lover
When He made the driving rain
A woman must have left Him
Weeping in a waste of shame
Surely God was a lover
With the madness love will bring
He wrought while His love was singing
And put her soul in the spring
Surely God was a lover
When He made the trees so fair
In every leaf a glory
Caught from a woman’s hair
Surely God was a lover
You can see it in the flowers He grows
His love’s eyes in the violet
Her sweetness in the rose
Surely God was a lover
Paul Kelly

Monday, January 19, 2004

Blog Week 2!

I went walking yesterday with some friends at Mt Field National Park, along the Tarn Shelf then back via Twilight Tarn and Lake Webster.

We got snowed on! Apparently it was a beautiful day in Hobart but up where we were it was intermittantly beautiful sun then beautiful snow and hail. Quite an experience really. The walk was supposed to take 5 hours but took us a wee bit longer. I think it was because we were appreciative of the scenery! Not because we are desperately unfit ;-)

Friday, January 16, 2004

My kitten

The picture of innocence


To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott