‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different....

I think I'm going to make this a weekly post theme ( see this post's title). My life has gotten so crazy and stressful lately, I find a need some time each day to completely redirect myself. For me, one of the easiest ways is looking at old photos. I love to revisit great moments I've experienced. I decided to go find 3-4 pictures in my picasa albums just now that make me smile. Here is what I came up with:

I take about twenty to twenty-five of my advanced students to England each year. Here we are on a very rainy Monday on the silly touristy bus tour they insisted on taking. I LOVE M's grumpy (paranoid?) expression in the front row. It cracks me up....
And yet another one from this trip. I think this one looks like the album cover of an up and coming grunge band...lol...not. I'm in the middle....( we were told to look serious, btw)
Ahhh! My favorite! Anastasia on Halloween last year. She insisted on taking her puppy along...

Anastasia came upon this wall sculpture on our annual camping trip to Martha's Vineyard. She couldn't stop laughing about it, all day. Every time I see this photo, I think of that day full of laughter....

Ok, we now return to our regular programming....


  1. I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you... for cheering me up during laundry.. :)

  3. Thank you for this post. I needed to step back too.

    I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated your comment. I've printed it out to put next to my desk. You've made me cry, even now as I sit typing this I am a blubbering fool. You've really touched my heart and I'm so grateful for you.

    Sincerely, the admiration is mutual. I, too, have a habit of stepping in where angels fear to tread. Animals, people, situations. Just do something. I might regret a few situations but the majority were so worth it. You know, Yoda. There is no try. Do or do not. I prefer the "do".

    You and Anastasia are a great team! You are teaching her wonderful things just being you. N is just one wonderful example.

    Ok...I'm going to go blubber some more.

  4. What a great idea for a post! Your pictures quite cheered me, too!

    I'm glad I stumbled on your blog (or, I think you stumbled on mine...) Anyway, I look forward to getting to know your loving heart better.

  5. I'm so glad to make you guys smile! I feel like often my blog is bogged down with the yucky stuff, when really I'm this closet wanna-be stand-up comedian dying to bust out. If I can AT LEAST make people smile once in a blue moon, I can't complain.


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