On a Road Trip to Squamish

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”―  Lao Tzu A few weeks ago, we attended a long-awaited family wedding, held at the Cheekye Ranch, a Sea to Sky outdoor destination a few miles from Squamish B.C. We were surrounded by pristine coastal forests and unparalleled mountain views.Continue reading “On a Road Trip to Squamish”

Change on Change

Welcome to Poetry in the Evening. We are connected to nature in ways that cannot be fully understood. Poetry allows us to explore the relationship with the world around us. “Change on Change’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poem about lost love and change envisioned through the lens of changing seasons. Love flourished throughContinue reading “Change on Change”

The Opposite of Love

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” Anaïs Nin A week ago, peaceful flower shops transformed into chaotic centres of colour and livelyContinue reading “The Opposite of Love”

A Queen & A President’s Wife

“We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.  They do not exist.” Queen Victoria Love is an action verb that has the energy and means to influence the course of our personal histories.  And from time to time it has changed the world. Alexandrina Victoria, Queen Victoria fell deeply in love with her distantContinue reading “A Queen & A President’s Wife”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whole misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury theirContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

The Day After

“Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” Marie Curie Romance novels always stop at the beginning.   The real adventure starts the day after“happily everContinue reading “The Day After”