I have a golden Buddha inside me, yes, and its glow shines calmness through me. The magic I needed though, came from seeing hundreds of golden Buddhas glowing back at me.
The success of enjoying my own work is twice as sweet now, having questioned if I belonged in the world of poetry at all. Of course I do, everyone does.
I’m excited and not about things getting back to normal. I wasn’t thrilled with normal.
If I didn’t tell anyone about the funny thing that happened on my morning walk, did it even happen? I miss storytelling.
Of all the freedoms that come with age, embracing who I am by doing what I love is the most fun. Not giving f*cks about what others think is right up there, entwined with the self-actualization, but the core of this particular joy is joy itself. I didn’t even know I was on this journeyContinue reading “The Joy of Joy for Joy’s Sake”
I could have paid for a course on Staying Focused or bought a book about Concentration. Instead, I spent money learning a lesson I already knew.
There are meaningful, lyrical pieces written about hope, renewal and vaccination in the new year. This is not one of them. I do feel hopeful – and impressed, yay scientists! – with the covid vaccine rolling out (shooting out? injecting out?) already. But I don’t feel able to offer inspiration to you, lovely readers, becauseContinue reading “Breathing in 2021”
Here in Ontario, we use a ‘craigslist’-type site called kijiji. Go on, take a minute to savour how fun it is to say kijiji out loud. It’s fun to write too, with all those little dots. For me the best part is the window it opens into people’s quirky lives. I have a folder filledContinue reading “The Joy of Quirky Kijiji”
I (almost) spent the whole weekend with no screens. My cats had more of a problem with it than I did.
In a recent text exchange about my potato of a cat, I told a friend “I am a (sometimes) very happy large potato of a person and have never felt more myself than in this big body.” I’ve been small and large to extremes, on and off throughout my life. My weight sometimes changed dramaticallyContinue reading “Big Thoughts and Belly Laughs”