Wednesday, December 19, 2007

like sapphires in boxcars

"adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with."- thomas carlyle (scottish historian and essayist, 1795-1881)

it's been a rough few months.
but - surely, surely - it can only get better.


  1. I know how to make you feel better, Lynnie! Just count your blessings, of which you have so many - not the least of which is Where You Live. We had as much snow in last weekend's storm as we had all last winter. And Winter is only now officially starting! Now WE have reason to be downcast!
    Merry Christmas, honey!
    mom xxxx

  2. beautiful .. hope it gets better honey, sending you love ... xox

  3. Lovely shot, great decorative value and you got the dof just right.
    hang in there, I agree with you, when things cannot ge any worse, they can only get better.

  4. Oh Lynn, I know just how you feel, because adversity is my middle name even if pops says it�s Emily which is so middle class. Last week Charlie, Katie and me were really razzed after Harvey Nicks, so Charlie said let�s snag the beluga and bolly at Bibendum because her dad knew old Conran when he still painted plates.
    Anyway, as I got out of the cab BOTH my heels went down this drain and I was glued to the gutter by me Manolo Blahniks! Then it started to rain and Charlie and Katie said that because I was their best mate I wouldn�t want them to get wet so they would go inside because it was Christmas and they didn�t want to spoil it for me.
    I felt a warm glow, because at moments like this I think we are just like the three mouseketeers. So anyway, after standing in the rain for hours, blue with cold and bum-pinching chavs, something wonderful happened. A cab drew up and inside was Keira Knightley. I stood there dripping and do you know what she said? She looked straight at me and said �oh my god!�. It takes an icon to recognise style and I was still grinning when Charlie got thrown out and phoned the plumber.
    Chow, Mands

  5. Beautiful jewels! I want that in my house. (And I'd like Amanda to tell more stories, please.)

  6. Beautiful image. Happy Holidays from California, friend. Sending you big hugs. xoxo

  7. Lynn, people with no scar tissue, have never really lived. It's truly yin/yan and bad helps define the good. Strangely I don't think those who have no scars know what life is.
    Keep on and keep your camera beside you.
    best for '08!