What strange times we are living these days. I’ve been very preoccupied lately – but this too shall pass!
I hope and pray you are all doing well and this post finds you healthy and not too stressed financially, spiritually and emotionally. I’ve also heard from friends and relatives overseas and I know Italy has suffered terribly. Yet in both Italy and Greece people lean out city windows and balconies and sing to each other in true Mediterranean spirit. Here is an image I once created when visiting my cousin, bringing past and present together in
The Window at Ercolano
I am lucky to live in a more rural area and we are getting by. Shopping is a bit restricted and no more going out to the pub- even on St. Patrick’s Day this year! It makes me realize that it’s very possible things will not go back to what they once were. We are going to be much more careful and remembering a classic post- apocalyptic film “SilentRunning “ I am hoping we will be better custodians of our own garden in space. Mother Earth is getting a rest from our strife and pollution at the moment and the Himalayas were visible for the first time in years in India. Canadians are cooperating with the health regulations and we have not done too badly on Vancouver island so far. People are still out for walks while keeping the required social distance. Nikos had a small setback with his surgical healing but is better now and I will be popping by your blogs over the next few days. My daughter had bronchitis and so we dropped off an Easter Basket delivery on her doorstep, rang the bell and no hugs!! We sadly and quietly went home and made Tsoureki (Greek Easter bread) for the holiday and listened to the beautiful Orthodox chant being televised from a Byzantine Easter past.
Time to rest, catch up on reading, sit in the garden sunshine, listen to music, watch movies -and Skype!!
Hummingbirds aren’t worried so thank you for the visit
Thank you for calling dear sister, I know you are close by
and sweet impressions of my wee (slightly unkempt and weedy) garden out back
there are still delightful children
I won’t say more except that I am grateful for what we do have and for the time to reflect on how we can make it better, and to leave you with this profound message by the great Canadian poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen
Do not dwell on what has passed away
or what is yet to be
“Ring the bell that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
there is a crack- a crack in everything , that’s how the light gets in”
and check out my flickr images here:
the threshold of confusion between the sacred and the worldly ( thank you Suzanne for the word “liminality”- it was exactly what I was envisioning in this image- its interesting how many of us can be in harmony even during the disarranging of this great dream of life)