Boxing Day, known as Là an Dreathain (Day of the Wrens) in Gaelic. Today, walking in the woods, I saw no wrens but other small birds hopped through branches lit by the low, orange tinted, winter sun. I savoured that warmth of colour, somewhat lacking in heat though it was.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Trdafp83U I just watched Emily Esfahani Smith's lovely TED Talk on how we can all live more meaningful lives (I cried a little). Emily says there are 'four pillars' on which a life of meaning is built: belonging; purpose; transcendence; and storytelling. Belonging This is kind of self explanatory I think. We gain meaning in our lives… Continue reading The story of me
walk: Dundreich Hill, Portmore Loch and Northshields Rings circuit Ooft! What a day. Up and out to meet-up with my walking group first thing this morning. We headed for the Borders where the sky was overcast but not ominously so. We hiked up, what turned out to be, the aptly named Dundreich Hill. Half way up, the gentle… Continue reading Snow, coconut logs and badgers
I just found the two essays I wrote for a course on Greek and Roman mythology last year. I enjoyed this course so much, particularly the assigned readings and the writing of these essays. My arguments are slightly truncated due to lack of space (only so many words allowed) but, I admit, I'm pretty proud of them. So, I… Continue reading Essays on Greek Mythology
My house looks AMAZING right now! It's still odd, partially decorated and slightly shabby but it's almost entirely tidy and uncluttered. I consider that a personal victory. For years I suffered from clinical depression. As I struggled daily with the demon who moved into my brain and wanted to kill me, things like housework seemed even less… Continue reading A tidy mind