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Category Archives: reflections
Love, in a way…
Love, in a way… Yes, I suppose you could say; I’m not sure I know In a definitive way What love is, really. Is it Love? — In a way… Well, it’s not that I’m dreaming You’ll take me … Continue reading
Posted in compassion, empathy, Feelings, love, pleasure, Poetry, reflections Tagged compassion, feelings, love, pleasure, poetry 2 Comments
That moment The moment that affects all others That choosing of a different shade of life. The hair, a filament, That splits before and after. The root Of hesitation.
Posted in change, choices, consciousness, consequences, moments, personal choice, Poetry, reflections Tagged choices, consciousness, consequences, moments, poetry, relationships 4 Comments
How much I would miss her…
It’s been a sad few months, more so in the past few weeks, watching a mysterious cancer rage through my friend’s body. I have kept expecting her to get better – she’s always seemed so strong and tough. So much … Continue reading
Posted in communication, friendship, Reflection, reflections, relationships, treasures Tagged appreciating friendship, closeness, friendship, honesty, love, relationships 6 Comments
Condos, condos everywhere…. or, Suburbia?
Well, here we are once again reacting to another condo proposition in Roncesvalles Village. Our city councillor (Gord Perks) hosted a neighbourhood meeting the other night, the purpose of which was to provide the developers (Mattamy Homes) with feedback from … Continue reading
Posted in community, condos, conformity, creative class, fear, gentrification, ghetto, myths, politics, reflections, Richard Florida, suburban, urban, values Tagged affordability, community, condos, feelings, gentrification, suburbia, trends 2 Comments
On “ending violence against women”
So you signed a petition to end violence against women? Bravo. Good start. But How are you going to end it? Really. You are bigger, stronger animals compared to us. Your voices are, by default, louder and more intimidating. By … Continue reading
Posted in compassion, empathy, Power, reflections, violence Tagged non-violence, petitions, violence, vulnerability 5 Comments
Isabel, then and now…
At times it’s easier to reflect on the past more than the present because the past contains more pleasure, less sadness (in some ways). Recently I visited my 92-year-old aunt*, whose mental state – which used to be sharp for … Continue reading
Posted in loss, Memories, old age, Reflection, reflections, relationships, senility, short-term memory, values Tagged dementia, Memories, old age, reflections, relationships, society, values 2 Comments
Thinking about guns….
“There are lessons here on U.S. gun culture, and the risks inherent in allowing a prevalence of weapons that makes it easy for the deranged — as the killer must surely have been — to obtain them.”* “The deranged”. How … Continue reading →