She’s lost in the all and her island drum, the one that travels through her writing, begs to be heard, to give the waters back their movements. She was island, the sound and the rhythm in each stanza flowed from the need to be emerged in water, and her freedom lived in her subconscious need to live on the island she called her home, Newfoundland.
When you can challenge the assumptions of your past or how it should be according to the rules of others, then you are indeed a free thinker and a free human. I’ve realized that perhaps a thinker isn’t a trained person as much as they are innately born to do so.
Today, I send out these words with a series of photos of my morning kayak. Embrace the air and lakes as much as you embrace one another – get outside, wander in the forests, swim in the oceans and see the paintings provided by a greater power.
When the world’s youth asks for change, teachers are on the front lines trying to provide them with a quality education. We need to value the teachers in our society because if we don’t, we lose something bigger – hope.
We as writers have a uniqueness of spirit, which is often misunderstood but should be embraced. A writer gives life to things others cannot.
Riots and protests are happening for a reason – we need to listen to those ‘voices’ and seek change as an entire nation.
A response to the continued violent existence man insists on living despite access to knowledge. We continue to exist within the cave of ignorance and only see through the eyes of our dictators who tell us what to value and what to think. We must move toward a world that seeks thought and insists that we make the ethical and religious traditions of the past matter, giving them a place in the souls of man.
Love is all the moments in between the big moments – the moments we rarely capture in photos and ones that are often overloooked.
When a father leaves his daughter, it creates a tremendous void in a young woman’s life. Through my father’s disability I learned about struggle, the meaning of family and the gift of hope.
I’m singing the song ‘Happy’, cutting coupons and looking for an all-inclusive holiday…and then I walk outside and feel real happiness in simply living life.