We recently got a new favorite toy in our household. I know that some families get jet skis, or multi-room tents, but we got a recliner. Yes, we’re an active, healthy family, but like the Most Interesting Man in the World says, “I don’t always lie around, but when I do, it’s in a vegetative state.”
Archives for February 2015
What gets you out of bed? What is it that makes you hustle? Is it a desire to buy a house like what your parents had? Or buy a nice car to show off to your friends? Do you need to send money to help your parents?
The train station at dusk. The beautiful colours of the night. Sunset retreat is taken on a retreat I was on with some friends of mine. My superman, my grandson the most wonderful part of being a parent is being a grandparent.
This Valentine’s Day I suppose I will be one lucky woman surrounded by two fabulous men, my husband and of course the one I speak so fondly of. He is a gift that I never thought I would receive, he is love.
The fresh air, the palpable excitement, the sound of the crowds, the sight of horses by the tracks – is there anything better than horse racing? And out of all of the major races, the National Hunt Chase, or Cheltenham Festival as it is better known, is conceivably the greatest.
Earlier we were loading our old dog into the van which, almost certainly, would be the last time we would see him. Before leaving, my wife looked into his unresponsive eyes and wept.
Geese usually fly to the border states and Mexico in the winter. They don’t winter in Iowa. But given the signals they’ve been getting, perhaps Iowa felt right the first week of January.
Sometimes our hearts need to be guarded until we love ourselves enough to be able to put it at risk again.
I was a late bloomer to driving and my grandfather nagged me relentlessly about it. It was only after I could drive that I realized how limited I was without it. I know my grandfather believed we should be strong and capable and independent. Driving yourself is one way to make sure you get to where you are going.
I have always been enthralled by how a gesture can be recorded using simple tools and materials to reveal complex expression of spirit and time; charcoal and graphite, a sharp point or a dollop of paint freezes an action to be savoured with thoughtful contemplation.