the green man is rising


We went for a walk this afternoon, despite the mizzle.

I could feel the earth greening up, the energy of the green man waking, stirring. It was enlivening. I am pleased – I would like to walk with the green man for a little while. I think he could teach me a few things this spring. Hopefully I can hear him! ๐Ÿ™‚


Last night as I was sleeping – Antonio Machado


Last Night As I Was Sleeping
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt – marvellous error!-
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I never drunk?
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt- marvelous error!-
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt – marvelous error!-
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.
Last night as I slept,
I dreamt – marvelous error!-
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.
———–Antonio Machado
(version by Robert Bly from the book “Ten Poems to Change Your Life” by Roger Housden)

Last night while I was sleeping
I dreamed – blessed illusion!-
I had a beehive
inside my heart,
and from my old bitterness
the gold bees
were contriving white combs
and sweet honey.

Stained Glass Windows in the dark


People are like stained-glass windows.ย  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.ย  ~Elisabeth Kรผbler-Ross

in honour of dear Brenda, walking the Camino in Spain. Her light is a beacon, shining from within, drawing us to see her beauty.

changing font size


Can I change my font / font size?

Yes you can but itโ€™s fiddly and maybe not worth the hassle all the time but keep reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is how I wrote what is at the top:

<font size=โ€6โ€ณ face=โ€comic sans msโ€>Yes you can</font> <font size=โ€2โ€ณ>but itโ€™s fiddly</font> <font size=โ€8โ€ณ face=โ€georgiaโ€ color=โ€#2233FFโ€> and maybe not worth the hassle all the time</font> <font size=โ€1โ€ณ face=โ€arialโ€ color=โ€#ff00ffโ€>but keep reading :)</font>

So when you want to write differently you have 3 elements to play with: face / size / color

face – the style of type. Here is one site with examples:
size – experiment with different sizes. Look at the example above
color – use a hex code for the best range. Here is one site with colors:

Have fun

…or you can change the text size through your browser…


finally – those smilies short cuts


Convert emoticons like ๐Ÿ™‚ and ๐Ÿ˜› to graphics on display

: ) ๐Ÿ™‚ : smile:
: D ๐Ÿ˜€ : grin:
: ( ๐Ÿ˜ฆ : sad:
: o ๐Ÿ˜ฎ : surprise:
8 O ๐Ÿ˜ฏ : shock:
: ? ๐Ÿ˜• : ???:
8 ) ๐Ÿ˜Ž : cool:
: x ๐Ÿ˜ก : mad:
: P ๐Ÿ˜› : razz:
: | ๐Ÿ˜ : neutral:
; ) ๐Ÿ˜‰ : wink:
: lol:
: oops:
: cry:
: evil:
: twisted:
: roll:
: !:
: ?:
: idea:
: arrow:
: mrgreen: