In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



Book Stack
Here is the pile of books I have enjoyed reading lately... the well-used binding on the bottom of the pile is a Brother Cadfael Omnibus.
A coffee-table puzzle of a Netherlands canal.
A selection from my English Literature today...

Here first the Eternal Father, guard of all,
Of heaven and earth, raised up the firmament,
The Almighty Lord set firm by His strong power
This roomy land; grass greened not yet the plain,
Ocean far spread hid the wan ways in gloom.
Then was the Spirit gloriously bright
Of Heaven's Keeper borne over the deep
Swiftly.  The Life-giver, the Agel's Lord,
Over the ample ground bade come forth Light.
Quickly the High King's bidding was obeyed,
Over the waste there shone light's holy ray.
Then parted he, Lord of triuphant might,
Shadow from shining, darkness from the light.
Light by the Word of God, was first names day.

from the Paraphrase, often attributed to Caedmon, ancient English poet.
Curtain beauty....................................Snow on the ground

And a short video of the happy sparrows on our feeder.  We don't get much other wild-life at this time of year!


Jodi said...

The Red House Mystery?!? I've never heard of that, but I'm going to find out about it. Loving the quiet beauty here. Those curtains - yum. And the bird feeder--love it.

Olivia said...

Thanks Jodi! I really enjoyed The Red House Mystery. It's a murder mystery, but Milne's writing reminded me of Wodehouse. :) A delightful read!

Melissa said...

All so pretty, Liv. And I really love the video of the sparrows.