Water is water

Yet past is remembered as past in the present moment, and future is expected as future in the present moment. Each moment carries all of time.  Thus a moment has an aspect of timelessness, In this respect, “now” is eternal. Tanahashi, on Dogen’s Timelessness of a Moment Every year, I choose a word. A wordContinue reading “Water is water”

Building Fires

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a poet, so I could feel less. To put out fires that catch my sleeve, where the heart is exhausted from burning. And here we are, another year on the brink of being over. For me, it felt like a decade. A thousand possibilities, some of which I wish hadContinue reading “Building Fires”

When does your heart feel full?

  “Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.” -Mary Oliver When February rolls around, candy hearts and chocolate boxes come to mind. Romantic love is celebrated, commercially, of course, but it doesn’t give way for loving ourselves. In fact, the pressure of the holiday can be so immense that some people end up feeling unloved. IContinue reading “When does your heart feel full?”

Flourishing in February

Dear Friends, Wow. Time is passing by quickly isn’t it? With further arts education training and the commencement of my work as a Mentor-Artist for Royal Conservatory’s Digital Media Arts program, January was busier than I had expected. I was also lucky enough to be featured in the Globe and Mail for ‘Hogtown Stories”. I was interviewed aboutContinue reading “Flourishing in February”