The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod

The Lady stands at the corner of Lonsdale and 13th in the heart of North Vancouver. Whenever I pass by this magnificent creature in bronze, I pause for a few minutes to read the plaque at her feet and say a few words of greeting. I mirror her gaze towards the Burrard Inlet and allowContinue reading “The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod”

Shimmer Time by Aliya Orr

“I hope the work inspires people to take a minute off their screens and to take in the world around them. The small details: subtle shifts of light, subtle shifts of colour. These small things that transform the world around us.” Artist Aliya Orr Shimmer Time,’ a 90-metre sculptural light artwork was unveiled at theContinue reading “Shimmer Time by Aliya Orr”

Sarah’s Gift

My sister, Sarah, and I receive the same “Poem-A-Day e-mail, which is a great way to start to a new day. On New Year’s Eve, I received a text from Sarah alerting me to a poem that had come to her inbox. The poem had arrived a few days before Sarah’s text. With our recentContinue reading “Sarah’s Gift”

Walking The Grand Boulevard

The autumn season has arrived, and the vibrant colours surround me as I walk the Grand Boulevard in North Vancouver, once known as “The Broadest City Avenue in America”.   The Grand Boulevard was featured as the North Shore’s Own Champs Elysées.   This story begins in 1908, when the North Vancouver Land and ImprovementContinue reading “Walking The Grand Boulevard”

Live in Each Season as it Passes

I believe the earth remembers, that the memory of what has passed remains and becomes part of our cultural memory. There is a sacredness that inhabits these places, as if the soil under our feet whisper a call to action that there are kinder, more compassionate ways to resolve conflict. When the wind touches ourContinue reading “Live in Each Season as it Passes”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Opening the Garden

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” May Sarton On March 17, 2020, British Columbia declared a public health emergency in the province. That was the day we entered into what I have comeContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Opening the Garden”