Friday, 31 December 2010


May your decade end well, and your new year begin beautifully.Don't be the wallflower at the edge of the festivities. Remember the good times, reminisce about the past, drink and eat and make merry. Make sure you kiss someone special when the clock strikes twelve - be it your beau or your best friend, your mama or your daddy, your sister or your mister, your confidante, cousin or cat.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010


Peace and love, comfort and joy.

Angeles - Elliot Smith

Winter Solstice

Today I slept through a lunar eclipse and I am not allowed to leave the house.This is not mine, but a place I like to be.

I see the moon and the moon sees me,
The moon sees the one that I want to see.
So God bless the moon, and God bless me,
And God bless the one that I want to see.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Coming home for the holidays is as bittersweet as dark chocolate. Sweeter, though, with roast chicken and red pepper houmous, balsamic olives and feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and cranberry chutney, coleslaw and potato salad, rocket and minted peas and edamame beans, red velvet cupcakes and Christmas decorations. And family, of course.

Today I read the sad story of a girl named Lillian, and learnt that energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Prayer 238

‘…I am placing a lock upon my heart,
I am placing a lock upon my thoughts,
I am placing a lock upon my lips
And double knitting them…’

The Carmina Gadelica, collected by Alexander Carmichael, 1899

Swansea - Bombay Bicycle Club (Joanna Newsom cover)

The snow is slowly melting, there are puddles everywhere.