Loneliness

Hello you all, hope all is well in your part of the world. The weather has been hard to take, here, in my beautiful ugly, which is to be expected it being January and all. Cold, Grey sunless skies, ice, snow, gloomy weather. I have been afflicted by a combination of , melancoly, and rage, […]

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Belonging

Now that all the holiday get togethers and celebrations are over, (hope they were all you wanted or needed), we return to the bleak mid Winter, so bleak and grey(well today, anyway) This week is back to regular scheduled things, my Wednesday evening class etc. I started something last year, I started keeping a journal, […]

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In The Bleak Midwinter Mussings

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. traditional hymn based on a poem by Christina Rosetti This time of year is most difficult for me, from November to Christmas. It is bleak, dark, […]

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It’s been a minute…

Hello all, it’s been a minute since I wrote on the blog, I started a few drafts, I wasn’t happy with them, so I let them lay there. This morning, I deleted the drafts. 2019 is almost over and here comes another decade, the 20’s (I wonder if flappers will make an appearance) It’s been […]

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Paris…someday

Yesterday, I watched Notre-Dame de Paris, burn. What a sad sight. I love Notre-Dame de Paris. I have never been, I might never go. And, yet, I am attached to it. In my Parisian fantasies, I walk, the banks of the Seine, I browse the book stalls, I stop and think, I breathe it in, […]

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In times like this, I am reminded of…

Hello everyone , I wish I could wish you all, a Happy Spring, but Spring is MIA, here in the beautiful ugly, yesterday, we had freezing rain, snow, and hail, all within three hours, oh yeah, good times. Ah well, as my bff says, it is what it is. Yup. I am in a season […]

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Lent Diary part II

“He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.” ― St. Ignatius of Loyola Hello all, hope you are well, and that you are all, looking forward to Spring. Here, in my beautiful ugly, it’s still Winter, icy sidewalks and snow. But, the sky is bluer, the days are […]

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Lent diary part I

Hello everyone, apologies, if, some of my recent, blog posts, have seemed, whinny. Sometimes it, needs to come out, in French we have an expression: faire sortir le méchant, evacuating-kicking out the bad-bad stuff which basically means, lancing the boil, not allowing the infection to spread, not allowing negative thoughts, to fester, to take hold. […]

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Finally…March

Hello all, hope you are well, and, have survived the Winter. Well, it’s March, praise the Lord and thank you Jesus. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now, this is Montreal and, the third of March, ain’t Spring but, soon, soon. It has been a rough season, I’ve had worse, […]

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I read a poem this morning…

Today is Valentine’s Day, Happy Valentine’s day, to one and all. I am a romantic, an idealist, a dreamer. I don’t think that is, what people always, think of me, because I am also, a pragmatist, I believe in, fixing things, talking them out, not pretending, all is well. I also believe in prayer, in […]

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