that have joy-coloured my world today
- Watching a young robin discover his new world as he explores the backyard.
- Sitting in a sunbeam at the library dreaming up my next 4 article titles for my blogging column in FellowScript (our writers fellowship quarterly newsletter). The reason for the joy? They're for the 2012 issues.... which means I'm almost 5 months ahead of the game! For moi, that's actually more than a snippet!
- A line from William Wordsworth that made me think Oh that's exactly how I felt when I was six or seven or eight. 'Sweet childish days, that were as long as twenty days are now.'
- British actor Jeremy Irons eloquently reading what is probably William Wordsworth's most famous piece, Daffodils.
- Since we're now chatting about Jeremy Irons, I loved him when he played Charles Ryder in the 1981 series Brideshead Revisited (Castle Howard used in the filming). I love the scene where Charles and Sebastian drive out into the English countryside one early morning and they end up pulling off the road to eat strawberries and drink wine under a huge tree. Another favorite is when Charles spends an idyllic summer at Brideshead with Sebastian who's injured his foot.
On that note, I'm wishing you your own joy-coloured snippets
and idyllic summer afternoons!