Tuesday, 23 September 2008
I can talk the talk and sometimes I can even walk the walk but man'o'man, it is hard to be cool in the face of someone else's intense emotion. But sometimes the kindest thing you can do for someone is to be brutally (but in a sweet way) honest. Actually, it isn't all that hard to do, especially if you don't have any expectations that it will change anything. But, when there is a night-light flickering on and just disturbing the pineal gland enough to raise conciousness, it can be such sweetness. Oh, that wacky 'third eye'...you've got to love it.
Friday, 19 September 2008
Just returned from a trip to the 'big city', which in this case is Vancouver, BC. Had much fun. Ate good food. Enjoyed dressed up people. Got a fancy haircut without speaking a word of Korean (!). The get-a-way was a great-a-way. I like how easily one can redefine oneself by just a change of locale -- poof -- look at me -- catch me if you can. Another thing that was nice was reconnecting with friends and being reminded why we like them so much. Ain't it sweet to get down and silly and out of the daily grind and laugh until you can't breathe...yes, I have to say, it was. Merci beaucoup, mes amis.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Better late than not at all. I just have a few words to say regarding the end of summer...oh yes, here in the great white north the end is nigh (?). Like a light switch flipped off. One day it was HOT, HOT, HOT and the next, a definite chill was in the air. The general consensus is that, summer (such a brat) is not coming back anytime soon. So please take a look at the fast and furious bounty that came from a very short growing season. The plums are on very old trees here in the yard but the lovely vegetables are from a small, local, family farm. I just think the colors are so delicious and let me tell you so were the meals that followed. There really is something about eating fruits and vegetables in their 'season'. They actually taste like what they look like. Most of my garden went to feeding the deer this year...oh well.