It is still early January,
the weather is mild
and it fools the bulbs into thinking it is Spring.
I planted Crocuses, Buttercups and Daffodils.
See how far they are already.
I love watching them come up.
The new year has started
and I try to make life simple, beautiful and happy.
Often we complicate life and it is not necessary.
Make it simple
enjoy the long hugs
the walks in the fresh air
the flowers along the road
sitting in peace
a chat with a friend
a smile for a stranger
feeling the breeze in your hair.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.
cartoon from Sketches in stillness