On the bare January tree in front of me I notice a ‘wish star’ gripping its feather-like arms to a thin branch. I’m intrigued, and the dull frigid January air seems to warm.
There’s only been once in my life where I experienced silence so golden, so crystal clear, that I’ll never forget it.
Although I have many unanswered questions, I understand that I carry with me remnants of a past need for survival.
A notification that brightens a dreary October day. A click that took me to Pastern Corner Blog. A field of sunflowers and in the centre, a logo shaped like the sun reading “Sunshine Blogger Award.” A quick read and scroll down to 11 Nominees. A grin curling my lips upward with joy. I quietly say … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Nominee
Some things in life deserve special focus - to be held gently in hands and cherished in heart. "Gentle Hands" a simple but important life lesson from my nephew.
When I started my blog five years ago a fellow blogger and friend gave me valuable advice. He said, “Remember that blogging is a community of writers. You need to participate in the conversations.” It was helpful advice that didn’t come naturally. At the time I was struggling to find my voice and have the … Continue reading Five Years
Conjuring up enough mental fortitude to recall a happy place where I am at peace and I am loved.
In an attempt to make sense of the past, I find I am interrupting the process by having very narrow assumptions. I’ve wanted a quick resolve to my troubles, much like removing a cast from a broken arm after a few short weeks of healing. Sadly, this has not been the case. It’s been a … Continue reading Open To Surprise
Today my senses expand as I turn the corner onto my street. With no blooms in sight I smell the sweet aroma of Spring flowers in the air. The sleepy grey morning sky is swept with the brilliance of yellow daffodils, lavender-blue muscari and pink tulips. Like the creamy aroma of strong espresso waking me … Continue reading Sweet Spring
My neighbourhood has not been the same since the pandemic. Not too long ago, a quick wave from a car window on our way to and from work was all we had time for. Nowadays cars remain in the driveways, and we sport comfy joggers and uncut hair or home haircuts instead. A more relaxed … Continue reading The Space Between