“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew The bone-chilling cold has returned but I’m still proclaiming the month of January to be one of my favourites of the year. Yesterday, […]
“Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]
“Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton Over the past few years, the month of January has taken its place as one of my favourites of the year. Right now it’s bitterly cold outside but the sun shines brightly and the snow glitters as if sprinkled with fairy […]
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey I sit back and survey with contentment the relative sparseness in our home after the Christmas finery is put away and order is restored. Ironic, perhaps, that for me peace settles in as the season of peace […]
“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J.K. Rowling When I was still working, this week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve was one of organizing and planning. The office was relatively quiet as many […]
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot I surface this morning from a slumber so deep that it […]
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats The weather forecast is for snow all day. I’m looking forward to a quiet day at home; plotting and planning, ruminating, creating, settling into stillness, and keeping on the lookout for magic.
“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.” ~ […]