Cosmic love

I was doing some research about love recently. I didn’t end up using it for anything substantial.. but I do have a whole lot of quotes about love.

“Love takes off masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within” – James Baldwin

“Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. Love is bound; and the more bound the less it is blind” – G.K Chesterton

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved inspite of ourselves” – Victor Hugo

“To love is to be vulnerable” – C.S Lewis

“I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.” – John Smith

“Human things must be known to be loved: but Divine things must be loved to be known” – G.K Chesterton

“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have build against it” – Rumi

“The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself” – Henry Miller

“Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.” – Unknown

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream” – Sleeping Beauty

January Summary

I’ve decided to sum up each month here on my blog. I hope that I remember to do this at the end of every month. I think it’s a good way to take stock of the month and to remember how much or how little can happen in 4 weeks.

January

It’s actually hard to believe that it’s almost the end of January. I mean, it feels like days ago that we saw the new year in. Thankfully though, despite being a quick month, I have managed to get a few different things done.

Well – I bought a new car on the 2nd of January. And I moved out of Tasmania House a week after that. Who knew that cleaning a 3 bedroom unit could take so long! Then a week after that I moved into my brand spanking new place, well new for me. It’s awesome.

Books Read: New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Myer (yes I caved and read all of the other Twilight books – not bad hey), Sophie’s Heart by Lori Wick, Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, Becoming Me, It’s My Life & Who I am by Melody Carlson, Life Without Strife by Joyce Meyer, The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia, Threads of Silk by Linda Lee Chaikin and all of the Narnia Chronicles except for the Silver Chair and the Last Battle by C.S Lewis

Clothes Bought: Plain Black t-shirt and some jewellery. I did well this ‘christmas sales’ season and haven’t bought much in January.

Consumed Music: I got the One Tree Hill Soundtrack: Friends with Benefit. It’s pretty good. And I’m loving Paramore lately.

Films Watched: Twilight and Bride Wars. I think I’ll just do ones I’ve seen at the movies, watched too many others.

Recipies Mastered: Zero

Lessons Learned: People are offended easily, parents can become even more addicted to pop culture than you can, change is nearly as good as a holiday and money makes most of the world go around.

So I am doing well on my books resolution, but not so much on my recipies.

Hoping your January was swell and wishing you a better February.

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway

Chronicles of Narnia

C.S Lewis is amazing. I’m just reading through the Chronicles of Narnia now and I’m really loving it. I’m fairly positve I’ve read all of the stories before, but it’s been such a long time, and I’m really enjoying the re-read.

I think for once, they actually did a good job of turning books into movies. I went and saw Prince Caspian twice.. and both times, I actually sort of forgot I was at the movies. I felt like I was in Narnia – and it was wonderful.

Skandar Keynes portraying Edmund in Prince Caspian

Skandar Keynes portraying Edmund in Prince Caspian

My favourite quote from the movie:

King Miraz: Tell me, Prince Edmund…
Edmund Pevensie: King.
King Miraz: I beg your Pardon.
Edmund Pevensie: It’s King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter’s the High King.
[awkward pause]
Edmund Pevensie: I know, it’s confusing.

I love Edmund actually. I know he’s probably the most selfishly annoying character, especially in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe — but he’s so easy to indentify with. And he totally redeems himself later on. What a guy, or boy.

five stars

Majesty

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I did some baking and then went to a lunch bqq and an afternoon tea. I met with old friends and met some new friends while enjoying some wonderful food. On the way back from Brighton I happened to get caught in Brisbane’s worst storm in 25 years. While I focussed on keeping Emma and I on the road, we listened to Brooke Fraser which was frequently interupted by deafening claps of thunder and Emma’s gasps at the lightening which would have been no more than 100 or 200m away. And while for the second time in my life, I wondered if I might die, I also kind of enjoyed it.

Today at lunch we were talking about the storm and other natural disasters and one person commented on the sheer force of say a tornado. How “it seems as if nothing or no one can stand in it’s way”. And while the storm is scary, it’s also kind of exciting.

I think that’s what life with Jesus is like. It’s scary and it’s exciting. I’m so glad I serve the poweful One behind the storm. The One who has the power to cease the drought with rain. The one who holds lightening bolts in his hands. Nothing or no one can stand in His way.

“Is he safe” Lucy asks. “Safe!?” Mr Beaver replies. “Of course he’s not safe… but He is good”

The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Captured by Stephen Deeth from Redcliffe QLD

Captured by Stephen Deeth from Redcliffe QLD