Daily Archives: November 19, 2013

Dalai Lama, Book Spines and Periwinkle

1   These important words from the Dalai Lama came into my inbox today:

If we are demoralised, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence – and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts – in other words, never give up.

2   After a busy weekend with the Grandchildren, we have come home and decided to decorate the sitting room!  As I cleared a bookshelf, the beautiful tooling on the spine of these little books caught my eye.

Golden spines

Golden spines

3    I love this very pale Periwinkle flower, flowering in the bitterest of winds today.





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