Daily Archives: December 30, 2012

Sanskrit Text, Silver Spoon and Leaves

1    Reading LouAnn’s blog about making resolutions for the New Year, I was reminded of this beautiful Sanskrit text which I found some 35 years ago when one of our twins was desperately ill and needing the first of three operations on his heart (coarctation of the aorta)    These words helped me get the best out of each day with him to make good memories of that very difficult time. He survived! He’s the D who was married in Senegal last April!

Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendour of action
the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
makes every yesterday a memory
of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day….

It is still my philosophy today.

2   Grand-baby T needed cough medicine when she was here and I searched out the silver spoon we were always given medicine with. She wasn’t impressed!  The back of the spoon is marked ‘Practical Kiddicraft’

Silver medicine spoon

Silver medicine spoon

The back of the medicine spoon

3   Down the lane were these leaves. I love the contrast of the bright green new ones with the bronze of the old ones.

New leaves and old

New leaves and old

and something not at all beautiful but which I feel very strongly about and in her blog,  Anjig, of knitreadclick, not normally a political blog, examines the whole issue of the safety of women in India. Do go across and read. It’s not an easy read but a very important issue.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures – A Year In Flowers

I love taking photos of the flowers in our garden, in rain or shine and love it when I catch an insect on there too! Click on any image for the full picture. There are a few whose names I can’t remember. I’d be delighted if anyone could help out.


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