Last evening we watched a deeply moving film. The title was, "Mrs. Lowry and Son". I highly recommend it! As "artists" we were intrigued with the story, impressed with the cinematography and acting by both Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall. Even though the subtle, yet adept directing by Adrian Noble produced a work deserving of … Continue reading There are always shades of gray…
More on Greetings to the land.
Is this the end? Most of us, as Settlers, have forgotten our own and the land's past. I purport that this is because our more recent ancestors forgot how to take the "long view" with their own relationship to the land and humanity. We can see evidence of this in the recovered prayers from the … Continue reading More on Greetings to the land.
Greeting the Land
Since the Truth and Reconciliation (Canada) Commission's 94 Calls to Action people across this wide nation presently called Canada have struggled to find ways to humble themselves and meet their indigenous kin on the place Rumi, in his poem, "A Great Wagon" describes as "a field" which is "beyond wrongdoing and rightdoing" where "even the … Continue reading Greeting the Land
Cattails and Reconciliation
It says on the Canadian Flower Delivery website that: When you hand someone a cattail, it symbolizes peace and it will give the recipient well wishes of prosperity. If you have someone that you are fighting with or someone that you want to show that you truly appreciate, give them a cattail and let it … Continue reading Cattails and Reconciliation
We’re here because…
A muse at day’s ending toward a new year DECEMBER 29, 2022 Musing pen in hand… In response to a blog post from Jane Davies (https://janedavies-collagejourneys.blogspot.com/2022/12/committing-to-play.html?fbclid=IwAR08TZhbc-mTGUCYBX0159bVh5PGEq7VkxyFEwwGpkLnj0ScDE5ROHf1czQ) an artist whose style I admire and whose teaching style fits my learning style, someone who I don’t even know posted this: “… If the creative work gets to the … Continue reading We’re here because…
2023 arrives with surprises
The sparse snow that we did get in late December has completely disappeared. All those warm grey days and misty rain have erased any trace. We do know that winter will return, but what about the melting glaciers?
Leafology continues springing forth in this strange season The sparse snow we received at the end of the year has melted and disappeared with the ongoing rains of 2023.
A muse at day’s ending toward a new year
Musing pen in hand... In response to a blog post from Jane Davies (https://janedavies-collagejourneys.blogspot.com/2022/12/committing-to-play.html?fbclid=IwAR08TZhbc-mTGUCYBX0159bVh5PGEq7VkxyFEwwGpkLnj0ScDE5ROHf1czQ) an artist whose style I admire and whose teaching style fits my learning style, someone who I don’t even know posted this: "… If the creative work gets to the point, where it is not enjoyable then I don't do it … Continue reading A muse at day’s ending toward a new year
2nd of Advent
Though the focus this past Sunday was / is Peace, after the service, a friend renamed it "Glitch Sunday". And it well and truly was. It got me to thinking about the time I've spent earning a degree in Theology and all the pulpit supply posts I enjoyed. And now, since Covid/lockdown when we were … Continue reading 2nd of Advent
Photo by Michal Balog on Unsplash Well, we've done it again. Moved that is. And this time we had "non-professional" help. A son, his childhood friend and his pastor. Wow! What a difference. I cannot express this strongly enough. This was our smoothest move ever. Professional movers could take a cue from how "professional" these three were. There … Continue reading Moving House…erhm…apartments