Writing In The Space Between Now And Then

Mystery solved! This is a shout-out to another lovely neighbour, Therese, who is celebrating her 80th birthday this week and who is the author of the “red viola” notes that were scattered by an errant breeze so long ago…


 By writing at the instant, the very heartbeat of life is caught.” – Walt Whitman

Thunder is rumbling just above me in the now darkened sky as I sit in the jewel-like parklet not far from where I live. The city has installed two flat grey aluminium tables, each with its own black metal chairs bolted onto the interlocking cement bricks, the tables are positioned on an angle to one another, creating an intimate nook among the many trees and blooming planters, a perfect spot for writing down my thoughts. Terry and I have brought delicious take-out sushi to these tables, inspired by seeing the odd person sitting here with a glass of wine and an open book nearby. I’ve just come from a meditative walk through the forest and along the seawall, the summer-like temperatures this afternoon resulting in a good many of us being out and about…

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About anotetohuguette

I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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2 Responses to Writing In The Space Between Now And Then

  1. markmkane says:

    Had to read this a second time. Kimberlee, I’m so amazed at how you are truly one with nature…your descriptions depict such artistry and vivid imagery for the reader. It’s always a treat reading your posts, even past ones.

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    • I appreciate this so much, I couldn’t help re-posting after learning that a lovely lady who lives a few floors above me is a fellow writer as well as an accomplished musician – to know that she is the author of those mysterious sheets of writing is the icing on the cake for this post! I will be posting some new work soon…life gets in the way sometimes and I’ve been writing in small pockets of time lately!


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