Are you ready for some sweetness? I am! Watch the video that I have given you here! Roger Federer defeated long time rival Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open after an epic five set match.
When I say "sweetness", am I saying that it was a sweet victory for Federer? It certainly was but I am actually referring to the speech that he gave after his win. Humility and graciousness, that is more important to me than all the tennis titles combined.
Our weather in Georgia! Explain it to me if you can, one weekend, it will be cold and icy and then, the very next weekend, so hot that folks are wearing shorts and flip flops.
This is ice on the rock outcrop at Panola Mountain State Park. It looks like snow but it is ice! When it begins to melt, the water underneath the ice moves in such a way that it is mesmerizing. Hard to take your eyes off of it!
On the weekend when it was very warm and we were out walking, Richard forgot his hat. Not to worry, he had a handkerchief in his pocket and by tying the corners together was able to fashion this little hat to protect his head from sun's rays! Now, isn't he a good sport to let me take these photos of him! You know he must be, he is married to me! Richard says that this reminds him of Mr. Gumby, from Monty Python.
(I remember an ad on PBS about Monty Python...it said if your girlfriend laughs at this show...MARRY HER. That made me laugh.)
Hope you are able to get out into the light during this wintertime!
Sweetness and light...
this expression is often used in an ironic way. It was first used by Jonathan Swift in "The Battle of the Books", a defense of classical learning in 1704. In Victorian times, Matthew Arnold wrote an essay, "Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism", where "sweetness and light" stands for beauty and intelligence.
Sweetness and light!