Welcome May

Welcome May Tonight, I am welcoming the arrival of May, the month of gentle green leaves and vibrant spring flowers, warm afternoons and cool evenings. The month of May is thought to have its origins in the Roman goddess Maia, the embodiment of growth. Whenever I look back into mythology, I am amazed by howContinue reading “Welcome May”

Welcoming Spring with a Little ‘Joy’ from J.S. Bach

“There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.” Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” recognized simply as “Joy,” has been played at weddings and funerals, graduations and special milestones and events. Without question, it is one ofContinue reading “Welcoming Spring with a Little ‘Joy’ from J.S. Bach”

Sunday Evening Reflection: The Colour of Spring

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” Joseph Campbell, This past week, the colours of spring have reminded me that we mark our lives by nature. When the spring rain comes with the subtle greens, we think of planting, even asContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: The Colour of Spring”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Traveling the Ocean with Icebergs

Bay Bulls is a small fishing town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This is where we boarded the fishing boat that would take us to see the majestic icebergs that drifted along the far off horizon. Camera in hand, I breathed deeply of the bracing fresh air and felt the heady excitementContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Traveling the Ocean with Icebergs”

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 andContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Welcome May

The emerald, with its rich and vibrant green of spring, is the birthstone of May. The rarest of all gemstones, emeralds are considered the symbol of rebirth and love. Looking back into the ancient times of Ramses II, tools found in the emerald mines of Egypt, suggest that the discovery of emeralds goes back toContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Welcome May”