Monday, 4 January 2010

Bonne Annee

What time the meanest brick and stone
Take on a beauty not their own,
And past the flaw of builded wood
Shines the intention whole and good,
And all the little homes of man
Rise to a dimmer, nobler span;
When colour's absence gives escape
To the deeper spirit of the shape,
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Then earth's great architecture swells
Among her mountains and her fells
Under the moon to amplitude
Massive and primitive and rude:
Moonlight - Vita Sackville-West
New Year! New Moon!




I'm in one of those January reflective moods.... neither one thing or the other, not happy, not sad, just pondering.
Yes all the festivities were wonderful and I am deeply grateful for all the love and showering of presents and sparkles that were abundant.
My photos from Paris seem to echo my feelings.
I found Elspeth's last post very uplifting, find it here.
I shall snap out of this reverie soon I know, it will catch me unawares and I shall bounce out the other side, I always do.........
Love x




19 comments:

  1. Sarah, your photos are amazing, I dream of going to Paris one day. Thanks for giving me a quick fix. Reflecting can be a very good thing, hope you have a calm and restful week.

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  2. Gorgeous pics of gay Paris. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Hen x

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  3. HI THERE...BEAUTIFUL PICTURES! AND WE ARE ALL FEELING IT..BUT IT IS A GREAT AND EXCITING NEW YEAR..HAVE A GOOD ONE! COME SAY HI :D

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  4. Happy NY.....lovely pic's from Paris..x

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  5. Oh those photographs bring back memories of my trips to Paris, such a beautiful city. Wishing you all the best in 2010.

    All things nice...

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  6. Oh great pics I'm hoping to visit Paris this year! you have whet my appetite!

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  7. You are a really talented photographer!!!
    I love todays images in your post!
    The moon, the signs and streets, I´m speechless!!!

    I know what kind of mood you´re in... I feel the same. It must be, the holidays are over and it´s still such a long time left before the spring is here, don´t you think?

    Quite funny, we´re both travelling to Paris today... But only in our minds.

    Have a nice monday evening.
    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  8. Stunnng photos, I'm very much in love and filled with jealousy!
    I also share your new year not-quite-blues. Though I feel reluctant, I think I'm ready for my routine to come back and life's pace to pick up again!

    Happy new year. Looking forward to seeing what it brings for you! x

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  9. Oh, I'm so glad you like the poem. I thought I did not know John O'Donohue, but it turns out I have one of his books, Anam cara (translation: Soul Friend) about Celtic wisdom - and the book of Blessings published just before he died almost two years exactly ago today aged just 53, looks like one to get hold of.
    Quiet reflection never a bad thing, in my book... and as you say, it is the time of year for it.
    May it be fruitful for you, and may you emerge from it, renewed, when you need to.
    Blessings for 2010
    x Elspeth

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  10. I so think it is a good thing to be reflective. Sometimes we just need to stop and ponder our life....helps us to grow. Your images are amazing...I hope to make it to Paris one day.

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  11. Happy New Year Sarah.
    Hope 2010 brings you happiness with lots of special memories to cherish.
    Lisa x

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  12. happy new year to you sarah! hope you're having a lovely time in paris! wishing you all the very best for a bright & happy 2010 x oh & smartie sends his very best & many thanks to mr. boodle too! hehe! x x

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  13. my god, girl, you sure can take a photo!!! happy new year; i know that pensive, pondering feeling...of course you'll come out the otherside. i'm glad that you are in such a beautiful city right now. x

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  14. Stunning!...HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

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  15. Goodness, your photo of the Eiffel Tower especially is incroyable!!

    Happy New Year
    Kate x

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  16. That first pic is just amazing, simply stunning.

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  17. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - what is about January and feeling tired?! I think Vita S-W's poetry is not well known enough - I gave my father a copy of The Land for Christmas, which is lovely.

    Pomona x

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  18. Happy New Year Sarah,

    love your moon shot and Paris - you lucky thing.

    take care and here's to 2010

    Nina xxxxxxxx

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  19. Bonne Annee! Ah, Paris...your gorgeous photos remind me of our wonderful honeymoon spent there just before Christmas 19 years ago - thank you! Rebecca x

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