“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered was the earth.” Bill Anders, Apollo 8 Astronaut We are Star Watchers. When we think of the infinite or question our place in the universe, our first action is to look upward. The sky holds opportunities andContinue reading “Star Watchers”
Category Archives: Mythology
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Anaïs Nin I have often thought of this quote by Anaïs Nin – not in the context of a writer, but in the framework of a photo. Ever since Joseph Nicephore Niepce clicked the first photo in 1814, humanity has been beguiled byContinue reading “Stopping Time”
What are Angels?
“Poets are born knowing the language of angels.” Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light November has turned over time to December, a month of deepening frost, and merry celebrations. It’s the festive season when all the twinkling lights brighten up the city and give even a rainy Vancouver sky a mystical glow. This isContinue reading “What are Angels?”
Three Goddesses & A Garden
There were once three goddesses who watched over the elegant Halifax Public Gardens, a gift from the estate of chief justice Sir William Young. Born in the year 1799 in Falkirk, Scotland, a city situated at the junction of the Forth and Clyde Canal in the Scottish Lowlands, Sir William Young immigrated to Nova ScotiaContinue reading “Three Goddesses & A Garden”
Nike stands vigil on the Cordova Street median at Thurlow in downtown Vancouver. Daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, she comes from a distant past. Sister to Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal), she represents Victory. Endowed with speed and agility, she took her place as the divine charioteer, rewarding theContinue reading “Nike”
Seasons have unpredictable natures, and struggle to retain influence over earth days. Winter has lost most of its control over Vancouver, but has sent a covering of snow in parts of Eastern Canada. Transitions are never smooth, and seasonal weather patterns, which can take on a tug-of-war appearance, seem to adopt human characteristics. Is itContinue reading “Beira”
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