Sunday Evening Reflection: The Words of Emily Carr

“More than ever was I convinced that the old way of seeing was inadequate to express this big country of ours, her depth, her height, her unbounded wildness, silences too strong to be broken – nor could ten million cameras, through their mechanical boxes, ever show real Canada. It had to be sensed, passed through…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset

Ansel Adams once wrote, “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have somone click the shutter.” That was the thought that came to mind on an late afternoon, early evening walk a few weeks ago. Spring had finally come. The warmth and fresh winds coming from the ocean had a hint of seaweed and…

Sunday Evening Reflection: On the Move

I celebrated Mother’s Day with a family of Geese. The goslings have arrived and have joined their parents on the Vancouver Seawall. The Seawall is separated into a pedestrian walkway and a bike lane. The Geese “gaggle” community believes that they have the right-of-way on both, but they seem to prefer the bikes lanes. My…

Sunday Evening Reflection – We Are Not Alone

We are not alone. In the midst of our current unanticipated disruption, humanity has creative ways in which to connect even when there are constraints on our location. Whether it be a wave from across the street, a smile that reaches beyond the two meters of space, a text message, a phone call, or those…

Sunday Evening Reflection – Spring Awakening

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea “And the Spring arose on the garden fair,Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breastRose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems Whenever…