My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring

Winter and spring come together on the vernal equinox to connect our world. I feel the gentle touch of spring even as winter continues to be in season. The snowdrop has arrived, the winter wind has softened, and the sun is moving toward the vernal equinox that will come one month from today at preciselyContinue reading “My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring”

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 – Spring Awakening

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea “And the Spring arose on the garden fair,Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breastRose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems WheneverContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection – Spring Awakening”

Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe onceContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo”