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world book day


 

Always the best time of any day is when I am able to read to our three beautiful grandchildren.

For World Book Day 2021

oh wall…


 

“In this same interlude it doth befall
That I, one Changing Palette by name, present a wall.”

With apologies to Tom Snout the tinker and the Bard.

105 and 506 leaves


 
First the good news as reported in a new court filing by Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff, author of “Separated” a book that should be read by all: the parents of 105 of the children separated at the border by the previous criminal administration have been found. Unfortunately, the filing goes on to report that the parents of 506 of the remaining children have yet to be reached; 322 of them are being looked for in their countries of origin; 168 are attempted to being located in the United States; for the remaining 16 there no contact numbers available.

In the words of Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
 
P.S. My apologies to those of you looking for my promised story behind the leaf drawings, this has taken on a life of its own and has now become a work in progress. Stay tuned.
 

Families Belong Together

pink shirt day


 
Today’s moment in the park for Canada’s Pink Shirt Day, with Canadians across the country taking a stand against bullying. Let’s lift each other up and spread a little love and kindness so that every day becomes Pink Shirt Day 🇨🇦

“embraced, enriched, alive”

 

The anonymous poet of the park has inspired us once again capturing so perfectly the magic and beauty of this special place, the Pacific Spirit Park here in Vancouver. Hopefully my photos from yesterday do justice to his/her beautiful words. Thank you to whomever you are and keep inspiring us with your poetry.

 

   

 

   

 

Pacific Spirit Park.

We enter into
A pact
As we leave cars
And concrete behind.
Walk or run or bike
Into a spirit world.
Of water abundant
At this time of year.
Light diminished,
Or the bending rays of
Occasional winter sun.

I see you.
I know you’re here.
I move and listen,
Take such joy
In watching our dog
Run free.
Nodding or briefly chatting
To others,
Clad in rain gear,
Mud splattered shoes.

We join with the forest’s
spirit.
The constancy of movement.
Of air and trees,
Light and water.
Shape shifting through days,
Seasons.
Being one with
All that is here.
A companion guides us.
Embraced, enriched,
Alive.

the fourth season


 
Having shared with you the glories of Spring, Summer and Fall in the Pacific Spirit Park over the past year, today it is Winter’s turn. What a special place it has been for us, raising our spirits every day as it did once again on this cold frosty day today. How lucky we feel, and we never take it for granted.
 

15 new leaves


 

666+147…in progress – Day LI
 
        
 

From park to post

Today’s Pacific Spirit Park collection

magic in the morning

 The magic of the early morning sunshine and blue sky in the Pacific Spirit Park today – just enjoy.