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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Wishing you health and love this holiday season

 


Feeling blessed with love

and sharing it with you all.

Keep healthy and safe.












Saturday, November 06, 2021

Dusk by the lake


The beauty of the sky and the lake,
the changing colours and moods of nature
stir in me so much awe and love.


Sharing a few poems and words of wisdom by Rumi that reflect how I feel.
He is a poet that a dear nephew introduced me to 
when he gave me a book of poetry titled
La religion de l'amour

When I read Rumi, I think of my nephew, his kindness,
his calm individuality and his philosophy of love.
I am thankful for his priceless gift.

***

I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?
Look at your eyes. They are small,
But they see enormous things.

***

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

***

In your light I learn how to love. 
In your beauty, how to make poems. 
You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, 
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

***

Friday, August 20, 2021

Faith

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





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