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Stillness and Nature

There is so much good in the world – why do we miss so much of it?

The poetry of John Muir below got me searching for some pics of Yosemite and I came across this absolutely stunning 3 min video below.   168 more words


Paying Attention To What Is Given

“Essence is the size of the sky.
It holds the body and
The mind as if they were
Rose petals in its hands.”  Wu Hsin… 84 more words


Quote for Today: Zadie Smith

People talk about the happy quiet that can exist between two lovers, but this, too, was great; sitting between his sister and his brother, saying nothing, eating. 155 more words

Quote For Today

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings

Today, I’m going to participate in two similar book memes: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings Friday.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice… 375 more words

Books And Reading

A Beauty Has Bewitched Me

I am unable to move from this place
A beauty has bewitched me just now
A bright, cheerful bird sits on the fence
serenading me at the top of it’s little lungs… 80 more words


'On Beauty' by Zadie Smith

Please do not be too shocked that I am posting this early in the day. Usually I would be having my first cup of tea and doing the obligatory social media catch up at this sort of hour, but having builders working in the room next door to yours is one way to ensure you are an early riser. 570 more words

Book Review

Zadie Smith’s ON BEAUTY: telling the story through sensory detail

In this video we look at two descriptions of the same place, which appear at different stages of Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. Although the place is the same, Smith is able to advance the story just by changing the sensory details on which she and her characters focus. 906 more words

Creative Writing