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

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Creativity during the pandemic

With the pandemic confinement, many of us have taken the opportunity to focus on projects 
we never had enough time for.  A surge of productivity is brewing among those
 who are keeping busy and creative at home to beat Covid,
and I'm eager to see and feel it all when
we're over these rough times.

I'm hopeful that scientists and health care workers will help us overcome this virus, 
but we all have to do our share to contain it. When we go crazy indoors, 
the outdoors is always there to welcome us.

No matter how cold it is, if we're dressed warm, and wear our masks, 
we can go for walks to connect with family and friends 
and let nature soothe us and inspire us 
to be better and kinder.

winter sunset warms
up hearts filled with fear and doom
so love will prevail

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Coral Heart and Coeur de Corail at University of Mauritius

I am very honoured that Sachita R Samboo, Senior Lecturer at University of Mauritiuschose The Coral Heart and its French translation, Coeur de Corail for her 3rd year students to study as part of the BA (Hons) French with Translation Studies.

Thank you Sachita, and congratulations to you and all your students who graduated on November 17, 2020 in the BA (Hons) French with Translation Studies.

I hope my books as well as the other books they studied, inspired them, and I wish them the very best in their future careers.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fall at Guild Park and Gardens

It was so uplifting and magical to stroll through Guild Park this fall.
The dazzling colours and earthy scents were intoxicating
as we stepped on the crisp carpet of leaves
the sun sparkling through the trees.

I'm so grateful that we have large parks in Greater Toronto  
where we can socialize safely and enjoy nature.
despite Covid restrictions.

It was also a precious treat to see Toronto's history scattered throughout the garden
in the remains of old buildings with exquisite sculptural details.

For more information on Guild Park 
check this trip guide and the Guild Park site