Category Archives: life

Bench Series (1)

“Benches and books have things in common beyond the fact that they’re generally to do with sitting. Both are forms of public privacy, intimate spaces widely shared.” – Mal Peet During the last two years, my partner and I have … Continue reading

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Wandering

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.” – Humbert Wolfe It’s the first day of autumn and after an early morning rain and atmospheric mist, … Continue reading

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Second Summer

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson A burnt orange crescent moon rose in the night sky late this week, ushering in a glowing … Continue reading

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Golden Hour

“But in the midst of all that is, was or ever will be, there is a light that keeps shining, reaching us from far away.” – Sasha Sagan After an unexpected and very deadly heatwave that enveloped the West Coast … Continue reading

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Feed Your Soul

“Explore the earth, soak up her beauty, and let it feed your soul. Love her like your own, and then leave her be.” – April 2021 Alive magazine Deep verdant green and fragrant gardens draw me most days to paths … Continue reading

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But first, spring

“It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.” – Matthew Arnold Tiny, barely there snowflakes lazily fell from the blurry grey … Continue reading

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Wintering

“We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces.” – … Continue reading

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Siege

“ In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.” – John Burroughs December has arrived in wreathes of fog and apricot … Continue reading

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Words Travel

“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, a weekend that was supposed to be awash in moody rain. Yesterday’s walk required an umbrella although I didn’t mind – the nearby … Continue reading

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Time Travel

“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.” – John Steinbeck After reading a fellow blogger’s wonderful post (a bunch of old bus tickets) about saving her bus tickets meant for recycling in order to … Continue reading

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