All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard I get distracted by bright shiny objects. It wasn’t always this way but it is increasingly so now. In fact my ability to focus for … Continue reading Distracted…
We are stronger together. Resident of Toronto It is now a week since the van attack on Yonge Street- a tragedy that is incomprehensible and yet chillingly real. This is not the Toronto I know. So much has been expressed by many -through their words, their actions, and their presence. We must bear witness to … Continue reading Tragedy on Yonge Street
Let us love winter for it is the spring of genius. Pietro Aretino There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Alfred Wainwright As I write this, I am looking out my window as the snow silently blankets the landscape. Mesmerizing and calming. Quiet and peaceful. Each season brings its own particular … Continue reading I love winter!
Chance favours a prepared mind.| Louis Pasteur Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. Eric Roth Significant life events seemingly happen by chance. Somehow we are at the right place at the right time and the pieces are set in motion for what later appears to be a seismic life shift. … Continue reading Chance Occurrences and Life Changing Moments
Words matter. Unknown You were born with wings. Rumi New Year’s resolutions are made with the best of intentions but as we proceed through January, they can begin to feel like a burden we didn’t ask for. It’s difficult enough to endure the cold, dark days of January, without getting disheartened about not meeting … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again: What’s Your Word for 2018?
Let light shine out of darkness 2 Corinthians 4:6 The Winter Solstice has passed. The days still are still short but the light is growing. Brightness is on the horizon. May this be true in all areas of our lives. Short days and long nights invite a particular kind of reflection. The year in many … Continue reading Looking Back; Looking Ahead
In the middle of life, I found myself within a dark wood. Dante Nothing is worth more than this day. Goethe What we expect or want to have happen in life can be at odds with what actually happens. Why am I surprised by this truth? I am frustrated when I can’t do what I … Continue reading Coming to Terms: Re-Imagining the Place Between Expectations and Reality
You’ve got this! Crowds cheering runners at the New York City Marathon On November 5, 2017 more than 50,000 people ran the New York City Marathon and our son Mark was one of them. This larger than life experience was something to behold. In spite of overcast skies and misty drizzle, throngs of people … Continue reading The New York City Marathon
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver You are an infinite being with infinite possibilities. Bernard Harris Is life really full of infinite possibilities? I like to think so but doubt occupies a corner of my mind from time to time. After all, the demands of life … Continue reading Limitless Possibilities
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is no private domain of a person's life that is not political, and there is no political issue that is not ultimately personal. Charlotte Bunch The past few weeks have been tumultuous by any standards as … Continue reading Maybe We Need Another Women’s March