Category: friendship

Pause and Reflect

This Christmas what I wish for doesn’t come packaged inside a box or glammed up in a gift bag. Long ago, I boxed the photographs and tucked away the memories of Christmases past.       Perhaps it’s the wisdom of age. Or just plain old weariness. I long for simplicity and gifts that can’t be placed underneath the tree. There is nothing I … Read More Pause and Reflect

Three Words

https://riflepaperco.com/ Peace on Earth. Three blessed words. We hear the phrase spoken, breathe the message. Why then, is it so difficult for human kind to live the credo? Once children, we played by The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself. ” We grew up, we forgot. Three words. A stretch of the heart; the pull a reminder to soften. Peace on Earth, … Read More Three Words

It’s Still A Beautiful World

That there is still decency and kindness in the world.This morning on the downtown eastside I sat in my locked car at a busy intersection and witnessed an action that reminded me there is good in people all around us. It also reminded me about judgements. A woman struggled to get across the busy crossing before the “DON’T WALK “symbol appeared. Confined to a … Read More It’s Still A Beautiful World

Let it Snow

It happens every December. I fall head over heels into the holiday season.The sight of first snow, tumbling flakes dancing across the blog page, to the real version, delights. I imagine the forgotten child who once found beauty in the simplest of gifts. A first snow evokes glorious moments, past holiday memories. I will that child’s sweet feelings of hope to return. More than the beauty … Read More Let it Snow

On Being Thankful

This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving; another opportunity to pause and remember all the blessings in my life. First, to family and friends. Even apart you stay an important part of a life story. I raise the first glass of Pinot Grigio to you! There is my dear one; an excellent athlete and a gentle spirit. One day you will understand that the world … Read More On Being Thankful

Wise Women’s Club

The aroma drifts from the restaurant’s kitchen, teasing all who enter. Encircling, enticing, enveloping, the aroma begs us, sit for a spell. Coffee poured into waiting cups, chatter and laughter bubble forth filling empty souls. Who knew something so simple held such power. They wait for me in the booth. We embrace, members of a club.  The Wise Women. Well, so much wiser than we … Read More Wise Women’s Club

Strength in Struggle

    Charles grew up working class poor. There wasn’t much money. Emigrating from England with parents and two sisters, settling in a small, bleak town. Land was available and his father saw an opportunity, the chance for more. The land harsh, unforgiving; the family scrapped on.   People living off the bleak land didn’t have much in the way of extras; if they … Read More Strength in Struggle

Gratitude

Gratitude. Years ago a thoughtful neighbour brought me a clump of peony roots, dug from her colourful garden, divided for another.  On a walk, I pause to admire the show of beauty blooming so splendidly in her garden.  My eyes covet the peonies, the genus Paeonia, buds wrapped tight, stalks gently holding the shy, unfurling blooms.  Some garnet, pink, and as if this isn’t … Read More Gratitude

La Luna

I awake in the middle of the night to the light shining through the window.  The pitch black sky of deepest dark provides the perfect backdrop, showcasing a brilliant full moon.  Suspended, round, luminous, the heavy moon of white light, hangs weightless in the moments between dusk and dawn.  The song, Moon River, comes to mind.  The beautiful lyrics lull me back to sleep.  … Read More La Luna

Alice’s Fairy Cakes

The grand and I have worked on an ancestry project.  With a simple British recipe for vanilla cupcakes, some imagination, and the occasional tweak or two ( a wee bit less sugar, a few more sprinkles of edible glitter) I came up with this recipe to complete the study  ~ Alice’s Fairy Cakes From the Recipe Collection of Alice, my grandmother~ Alice’s Fairy Cakes … Read More Alice’s Fairy Cakes

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