Mother, Nehiyaw, Metis, & Itisahwâkan – career communicator. This is my collection of opinions, stories, and the occasional rise to, or fall from, challenge. In other words, it's my party, I can fun if I want to. Artwork by aaronpaquette.net
This could be a Spring of retreat; a step or two toward the past. Maybe time on our hands and loads of room for reflection. My own longings lean toward the masses questioning all the holes in all the systems that Covid-19 surged right up to our every sensibility.
My next prayer is that all this new-found realization of what matters, this renewed knowledge of what essential is, will not get tossed and lost for good by most.
Reflection choices can be simple too; in fact, the majority of mine certainly are. I can’t believe how much it means to walk in the woods right now. All the smells of Spring are especially entrancing, and I am so in beyond land when I look at the tender shoots that replaced the tiny seeds I planted weeks ago. I’m so excited to be a back deck farmer this year. Small things. The every things.
It was within these lines of thought on this lazy Thursday, I was reminded of a sweet and lovely moment of 3 years ago, when we were allowed more fearless touch.
Wishing all a gentle and inspiring weekend.
I am the first thought
On his mind as daybreak blinks
Sunday morning bliss…
Chortles for healing
Yes, another truth cliché’
Eyes wide open; cured
Pain’s scales fully cleared
Nothing’s like smiling with you
Cleansing fiends away
“Stimuli response creature”
His faults “in stasis”
Ah, ha ha, behold
How sweet to laughably view…
Saps teach ogres words
Sadly, pulled below
Into sulphurous kisses
Repelled for solid grounding
Upscaled to real life
New knowledge; true tenderness
An exercise in summer re-discovery. A former summer’s draft of haikus met up with a friend’s last summer street art photography. Great fun matching up those thoughts to these illustrations of chance.
Outside of that, I’m guessing at this point in the year, many of us are in a need of some seasonal change. I’m definitely hungry for more sunny experiences in sunny destinations. I’ll bet you are too. Let’s get at ‘er, mon anges et amies!
All photos – various Toronto, ON street/graffiti art and graciously leant to me by photographer and writer, Randall Willis, of CreatedByRCW and So, What’s Your Story