Friday, August 20, 2021


To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” Alan Wilson Watts

I came across this quote and would like to share its wisdom during Covid's fourth wave.

To me, faith in myself means not fearing the unknown, and taking on challenges whether from the pandemic or relationships, and learning from them. When we don't trust ourselves, we tend to search for approval from others, cling to what is not there, and we eventually drown in disappointment and self-pity. When we love who we are, accept ourselves, flaws and all, and extend that love and faith towards others, we keep afloat in uncertain waters.

Wishing you the best in your personal growth as the fourth wave takes over. We will overcome the plague when we have faith in ourselves and others and put our best efforts in working together.

Love defied the plague
when we touched, floated above
the raging water

We had faith in us
embraced fear, risks, pain, and learned
to heal each other

Monday, July 26, 2021

Summer Sky

A fleeting moment when the pastel lights of dusk

beamed from the lake into the immense sky.

We watched, awed by the divine view,

happy to be under its spell.

Beauty is simply reality seen through the eyes of love.

Rabindranath Tagore

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fading Fog

So thrilled that we are slowly lifting restrictions with caution.
Wishing you all a safe re-opening.

Walks by the water with friends have been morale boosters
during these rough times. The pandemic has been as depressing as the wars, 
residential school horrors and other cases of human depravity.

Let's try to spread more love in this world.

Light in the city
fog of sadness dissipates
hope and dreams renewed

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Wild spring flowers

On a distanced walk through the ravine with a very dear friend
these flowers appeared from the hard winter soil
happy colours, brightening our day.

Out of the tough grit
blooms of renewal sprawl
faith within unfurl 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Light shining through the pandemic

Light is shining its way through the pandemic.

We will soon enjoy some freedom with the help of vaccines but the cautionary measures will remain as we battle the third wave. 

I'm thrilled that spring is here and brings with it many positive changes. There will be challenges but with love, kindness, and resilience, light will keep shining through.

Still working on my short stories. Looking forward to writing in cafĂ© patios again. and to dance to live music in gardens, patios, streets... 

Wishing you all a beautiful spring.

Light and love shine through

the blur, madness of rough times 

sprout hope and solace

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Toronto's Winter Wonderland

Love our winter wonderland
a precious gift from nature
in the heart of the city

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best in 2021


a tough year is gone
new challenges await us
with love we'll survive