She is Past

The seal broke releasing the past.  Its sentence was up and like an uninvited haunting it was making its arrival known.  Wanting to hide in fear it chased me down.  Like a child I hid under my blanket pretending that if I couldn’t see her, she couldn’t see me.  My protective force was faulty.  IContinue reading “She is Past”

Kindness Crash

My friend laid under her blankets for the rest of the day, not wanting to engage in any sort of conversation. She was completely exhausted from an incident that had occurred earlier that morning.  I was compassionately curious to know what happened to have caused her such distress and exhaustion.

…but a moment

My backyard, small but perfect – a place to lounge mid-afternoon during the summer months. Two new turquoise-blue muskoka chairs make backyard lounging perfect. Everyday I would sit with my bare feet touching the grass or crosslegged on the chair studying, reflecting and writing. My studies were often interrupted by my curious little dog playfullyContinue reading “…but a moment”

Filling Space

Mulling over the drink menu at one of our favourite local restaurants, four of us sat on bar stools catching up about last week’s birthday celebration. It was a fun event that brought together a large crowd of new and old neighbours, friends from work and old band mates, as well as family. Being anContinue reading “Filling Space”

Beneath Waters

I buried her beneath waters. A buoyant sail once purposed for adventure, shipwrecked. Drowned by currents of ‘acceptable norms’  She could no longer stay afloat. She sank. Her beauty. Her purpose. Her destiny. Gone. She was ‘put in her place’ on the ocean floor. A vessel repurposed for others. 

Summer-Soaked

Soaked with nature’s perfume, our day was coming to a close. After a day spent lake-diving, boating to a patio-restaurant for lunch and doing yoga by the water at dusk, we finally settled in for the evening. Our cottage playlist set the mood nicely. It was mostly background music playing off the stunning views ofContinue reading “Summer-Soaked”

Search For Connection

I was on a search for connection. I hadn’t had time to grieve the loss of my grandma or soul-search until vacation. Time away is more than indulgence in delicious foods and drinks – it’s an intentional practice of stillness, purging the mind of everything that ‘needs to be done.’ I guess you could sayContinue reading “Search For Connection”

Grief & Gardens

I sat outside that afternoon on a blanket laid across the grass in my backyard – the sunshine providing the perfect temperature to enjoy the pleasures of summer. I was surrounded by my garden, over grown in places, but green with life. The type of life that activated fond memories of Grandma and her gardens.Continue reading “Grief & Gardens”

Lessons In Loneliness

A friend of mine spent a full day at a silent retreat in hopes to discover more about herself. I on the other hand spent two and a half weeks alone while my husband toured the country with a band. Whether silent for a day or alone for weeks, I know that spending time alone inContinue reading “Lessons In Loneliness”

A Shadow of Myself

Fear like shadows cast on sunny days cloud my outlook – shifting my attention from warm rays to cold pavement.  My shadow distorts my image, stretching the truth until it becomes my only reality. Turning my beauty into an illusory outline void of colour and detail. It walks proud as it is tethered around myContinue reading “A Shadow of Myself”