Friday in Five

8 Apr

Got five minutes? Here are the things I loved most this week.

Pic of the week

fieldoflightuluruOh my word, how glorious is this? I am madly trying to work out how I can possibly afford to get there to see this amazing Field of Light installation by Bruce Munro at iconic, sacred Uluru in Australia’s outback. I already have my big trip planned for this year, but get there I will.

Flick of the week

WeareallconnectedWatch this brilliantly crafted and intriguing little clip right to the end, for a message so pertinent, wherever you are today.

 

Book of the week

It’s been a difficult week for a number of women close to me. How to help? How to support? In the end, I gravitated to one of my favourite women in crisis: the sublime Nora Ephron. Here’s what she said to me from across the chasm:

i-feel-bad-about-my-neck-2“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

After that, it was obvious. I bought my friends books, by Nora Ephron. Their problems are not trivial, but they are all helped by courage and humour.

Person of the week

veiledvirginSomebody I’d never heard of, but who has brought so much joy and awe to my Facebook friends this week that I thought I’d share his work here as well.

Giovanni Strazza was a 19th Century Italian sculptor working in Rome. His exquisite piece, the Veiled Virgin, carved from Carrara marble, now resides in the Presentation Convent at St John’s, Newfoundland.

Another big trip for me to add to the bucket list, because when I look at her, I can’t believe my eyes, or his talent. I want to see it up close.

 

I’ll leave you with this, my song of the week. Let me know what you’ve loved this week?

Song of the week

Happy days indeJudyandBarbed. Two of the best songstresses of all time, together, making me happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gracie x

 

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