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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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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the road, the journey: part…

Hello all, hope all is well with all of you. I am better, was a tough week, emotionally, but, a long walk in the cold yesterday, some inspiring reading and, church, on this beautiful Sunday, has really helped. Oxygen and conversation tend to really, help me get back on track. I feel better, rejuvenated. It’s […]

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