"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, January 13, 2017

Snow, The Magi and Blake

1. The snow came on Saturday and it's still here. We had no issues, stayed inside and kept warm. Everything closed for the weekend. On Monday morning we were at -2 degrees Fahrenheit. VDOT did an excellent job of clearing the roads and things will be back to normal buy Tuesday. Our first winter storm for 2017.
Looking out from our family room.
2. The Magi didn't have snow when they arrived in Bethlehem. 

"And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, 
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star, 
and on entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures 
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.4."
MT 2:9-11

3This was posted by Anthony DeCristofaro at Your Daily Tripod for January 8, 2017.

"A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."  (James Joyce, “The Dead” in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man).

4. This week I had two sessions of PT. Still working on completing the stretches in a more efficient manner. I'm new at this .....

5. "The older you are, I think you realize what you enjoy and what you don't need, what wears you out and what's important."  Alan Jackson

6. Blake Shelton, "Honey Bee."

7. I watched the first episode of the new series "Taboo." It is a dark, intriguing story that takes place in 1814 England. The "hero," well at least the one that appears to be, is a character names James Delaney. He is played by Tom Hardy. It's worth looking at the second episode.

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum," where Kelly is hosting more takes.

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