29 April 2011

A Joyful Day

"A spiritual life grows as love finds its centre beyond ourselves. Faithful and committed relationships offer a door into the mystery of spiritual life in which we discover this; the more we give of self, the richer we become in soul; the more we go beyond ourselves in love, the more we become our true selves and our spiritual beauty is more fully revealed. In marriage we are seeking to bring one another into fuller life. 

It is of course very hard to wean ourselves away from self-centredness. And people can dream of doing such a thing but the hope should be fulfilled it is necessary a solemn decision that, whatever the difficulties, we are committed to the way of generous love. 

You have both made your decision today - "I will" - and by making this new relationship, you have aligned yourselves with what we believe is the way in which life is spiritually evolving, and which will lead to a creative future for the human race. 

We stand looking forward to a century which is full of promise and full of peril. Human beings are confronting the question of how to use wisely a power that has been given to us through the discoveries of the last century. We shall not be converted to the promise of the future by more knowledge, but rather by an increase of loving wisdom and reverence, for life, for the earth and for one another."

words via the Bishop of London
image via msnbc

23 April 2011

Extra Virgin

Have you heard of this show on the Cooking Channel? I'm newly obsessed...especially with the episodes shot in Fiesole. The food looks incredible, and I secretly have always wanted to be Debi Mazar in my next life! 

images via cooking channel

18 April 2011


The (current) top five places I'd like to get lost...
Machu Picchu

08 April 2011

Funny Lady

“I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.”
Tina Fey