Tag Archives: beauty

Through The Looking Glass

“in the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams, that is where you and I shall meet” – The Mad Hatter Smoke from the fires raging in California (USA) arrived yesterday, smothering the late August light and colouring the … Continue reading

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Outside We Live

“What humanity needs, nature answers in whispers.” – Numi Tea CITY There’s a Summer Art Program being presented downtown twice a week – two beautiful parklets are now home to artists and students displaying works in progress to potential customers … Continue reading

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Fewer Faces and Bigger Spaces

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi Most of my solo walks are heavenly – there are often small paths and walkways leading to lush gardens and on todays’ … Continue reading

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Portal

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake A good friend and I often email each other but make a habit to call periodically to hear a different voice … Continue reading

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Shard

A piece of the¬†world fell today in the form of an ink-black crow, falling swiftly upon a city grate its voice silenced forever. Other pieces fall in the form of fire supplanting summer’s eternal beauty, fall in the form of … Continue reading

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London Calling (Nov/Dec)

“A pub can be a magical place” – Rhys Ifan (a lovely quote found on a signboard at the George Pub in London, UK) The scent of sweet maple and evergreen commingle on dry November days not seen in decades … Continue reading

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The Hunt

“ No matter what you write, you actually can’t help retelling a fairy tale somewhere along the way.” – Catheryanne M. Valente There is still a scent of jasmine and mint in the air and I’ve just slipped into my … Continue reading

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Do What Moves You

Love Yourself. Then Forget It. Then Love The World. – Mary Oliver, Devotions The Canada Geese are doing it – I laughed out loud as the adults and growing goslings walked single file across the wide expanse of beach towards … Continue reading

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Fierce Grace

“Dwell On The Beauty Of Life” – Marcus Aurelius Living here in our changing city requires a fierce grace, once quiet areas are frequently overwhelmed with the noise of destruction and within moments it seems, the sound of construction. There … Continue reading

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Heart of the Wild

wer.i.fest.eria (V)¬† To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery. On a long forgotten winding bus route from downtown out to the bay to catch the ferry to Vancouver Island, we were greeted by vistas of darkest green … Continue reading

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