Sunday Evening Reflection: Cindy Sherman

“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.” Cindy Sherman A year ago, on October 26, 2019, Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition, Cindy Sherman, opened with great fanfare. I had marked this event several months in advance, as this exhibition was an exploration of Cindy Sherman’s…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Kamui Mintara Playground of the Gods

Kamui Mintara (Playground of the Gods), situated on the slopes of Burnaby Mountain Park, a few steps away from the Simon Fraser University campus, was a gift to the City of Burnaby from its Japanese twin City of Kushiro. There is a gentle reverence that pervades the pristine parkland that overlooks the city of Vancouver,…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Benediction

Over the past months, I have taken my poetry recitation outside. There seems to be a fresh energy that comes when surrounded by the sounds of a vibrant nature scene that thrives within the confines of city life. “Benediction” by Georgia Douglas Johnson was my companion when I came upon a family (gaggle) of Canadian…

Sunday Evening Reflection: A Farewell to September

I welcome October, the season of gold and mists, of lingering sunshine and darkening clouds, of harvest and thanksgiving. I gather my books and supply of fragrant teas, much like a squirrel puts away her acorns for the coming winter. And yet, my heart still remembers the loveliness of September and the way the days…