The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape from a spider’s web. Pablo Picasso
It is hard to walk past the beautiful spiderweb, when it is decorated so wonderfully with dew drops. It is the beginning of a new year, and a lot of people are setting goals for 2014, making plans, dreaming and looking for inspiration. Bill and I are making plans to walk the Via la Plata, another camino in Spain. This walk from Seville to Santiago de Compostela is just over 1000k, and is often called the Silver Route. As we plan our walk I wonder what inspiration I will find.
Babies touch the world with love.
— Author Unknown
It is Monday I and could think of no better way to start the week than looking at this beautiful little smile. I think her mom, who you can’t see, is giving her a little tickle! I photographed little baby Miya a couple of weeks ago, and every time I see her smiling happy face I smile.
I thought I would bring a smile to you this wonderful winter morning.
May my words create mutual understanding and love.
May they be as beautiful as gems,
as lovely as flowers……………….Thich Nhat Hanh
I am reading a good book by Thich Nhat Hahn. In it he offered this lovely poem, or rather mediation prayer, as a reminder that our words have impact. If you are angry or irritated the other person will receive your negativity, he suggests we be mindful of our words and the impact they have.
So I offer you a lovely flower; may your day be filled with flowers and gems.