Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A Little Pot of Sunshine

Ah, the daffodil.

I love the way, after a few days, this

becomes this.

I was quite surprised to see them in the shops this early, and British grown - perhaps it was before the snow hit, or from a greenhouse. They sell them in bunches for £1.00, and you find yourself carrying armfuls home, and dotting them around the house.

It makes a nice shot of bright yellow into what is usually a dreary month. Not much to be said for February, really (although I have reason to like it!).


  1. and fabulous to talk to you

  2. Looking difficult tonite :(

  3. need a bigger window of time say from 1pm your time poss?

  4. You would be wise to pull your punches over the next few days -- that is to say, meet aggression with something other than aggression. This won't be easy but it's definitely possible. If something makes you angry, start by shifting perspectives and figure out where someone is coming from. Merely empathizing with them will have a healing effect from the outset of the discussion or encounter. You will then be less inclined to think or act in a way that is self-judgmental -- which is one of the best ways to defuse tense situations. You are the one who is dealing with the inner-violence dynamic. The person you're connecting with is working through a mix of an identity crisis and self-deception. Therefore, be honest with yourself, listen with care, and set the example that there's another way of looking at the world. Once you actually observe and acknowledge that, the whole relationship will shift.

  5. Can do it. Can rent the flat. Can make it work.

  6. I really can't say it any better than them below.