Sunday 18 April 2021

Life in motion

Spring is well on its way here. Trees are budding. The tulips I planted at home and at school are pushing up through the dirt (hurrah! I was truly afraid that literally none of them would come up.)  We had a spontaneous playground/backyard visit with friends yesterday. Children played; adults talked. No screens involved. We still remember how to do it. We still like each other.

The Rockies, however, are still covered in pristine white and we get days of fluffy rain mixed in with our sunshine. This was a walk taken on a chillier day, which was nevertheless beautiful and peaceful (on colder days we can have the parks mostly to ourselves). Captured mid-step, mid-dance, I like this photo because it reminds me that life is always about motion, transformation, travel. You prepare as best you can, get dressed up beautifully (but of course!), put on your rain boots in anticipation of epic puddles,  and then you just go with it. 

My most recent favourite quotation:

In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom!
—Gabrielle Goddard

Sunday 4 April 2021

Big Picture Window

“In the big picture window, we can watch the world go by”

Big Picture Window, by Matthew and Jill Barber

Thursday 1 April 2021


 Dani helped me do my hair this morning.

When I asked her how it looked, she said "Nigly." (NIE-glee).  As far as I can tell, this is an amalgamation of "nice" and "ugly."

I like it.