Sunday Evening Reflection: Transits and Returns

“Transits and Returns brings together the work of 21 Indigenous artists from across the Great Ocean and offers a closer look at what connects their practices but also how they are distinct.” Vancouver Art Gallery What better way to begin the week than with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery? Five Indigenous curators: Tarah…

Sunday Evening Reflection – The Way Things Were

Orkney, with its well documented Neolithic and Viking heritage attracts visitors from around the globe. We are enticed by the narrative of our ancient past that is shrouded in the mist of long ago. We come to find the stories, to feel the kinship of humanity, to marvel at how we have prevailed over the…

Sunday Evening Reflection: The Moss Lady

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.”  Heraclitus, Fragments Sleep is our best friend, bringing us the gifts of good health and well-being and allowing us to live our best life. In our joy of being awake, we cannot forget that sleep allows us many…

Sunday Evening Reflection: At the Orpheum

  The Vancouver Orpheum opened its doors on November 8, 1927. Ah, it was a grand building, the largest theatre in Canada at the time, with a construction price tag of $1.25 million.  Three thousand seats awaited an audience eager to see the interior of the much-awaited theatre. Buildings have biographies and encounter transitions that…

Happy Valentine’s Day

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu Celebrating Valentine’s Day is about gratitude for love and friendship Thank you to my writer friends who have created stories that give meaning to my days. Thank you to the artists who have shared their vision with the…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Who has seen the wind?

The wind and trees have a special relationship. Together, they create exquisite music that comes with fluttering leaves and waving branches. The fresh air that trees bestow on this earth brings a sense of well-being.  A recent Instagram post by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization stated that “studies show that trees boost happiness and…