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Wintertide

“ It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. The crisp winter air is full of it.” – John Burroughs The sound of the city, the … Continue reading

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Soar

“ Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci The beginning of this post starts … Continue reading

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Morning Thunder

“ It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” – Frederick Douglass A rumble reverberating through the air woke me from a … Continue reading

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Deep Water

I find myself in deeper water lately no longer on the shore,  bare toes finding purchase upon cool sand, instead I’m treading luminous blue hoping with each breath that I don’t drown. Drown among the slippery tendrils of seaweed in colours of … Continue reading

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Real Time

“ Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.” – Kurt Vonnegut Warmer air amid the lingering light herald this early rush of spring, showing up in lush masses of white snowdrops, the royal … Continue reading

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Winter’s Heart

“ When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette van Kleeff Nature’s alarm clock comes in the form of the blackbird chorus that erupts from the bare branches of the large tree one street over. The mornings are much darker now … Continue reading

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November Reverie

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan November is the month that usually chases us down to Mexico, we begin to miss the warmth of the sun as the autumn rains begin to blanket … Continue reading

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