It’s playtime on Parnassus once more but the first two lines are in earnest. Come to that, it’s all in earnest. Playtime often is!
Very few of us, firmly established on dry land, help those who gamble their lives and come by sea.
Sant Cugat is just outside Barcelona. Visit the monastery there if you can, and walk around the cloister.
Had Charlotte Bronte looked you in the eye, grasped you by the hand and sat you down next to her at the table in front of a blazing Yorkshire fire in the Parsonage, the message could not have been clearer.
Janus was the Roman god of beginnings and endings, of doorways and gates, and of change. He could look into the past and into the future and so is shown with two faces.
Put on a thick coat and some tough boots. When it's light enough to see your gate, go out for a walk around the fields. Take it all in. Winter, too, has its story.