Sunday, July 1, 2018

Super Wonderful Canada From Coast To Coast

"Canada is like a bird, it likes to soar freely." - Unknown


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Artful & Architectural Bridges

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Rumi

MY DAUGHTER and I crossed the Granville Street Bridge last week. It was hot that day with a cooling breeze as we walked adjacent to the busy car traffic. We had a bird's eye view (pictured above) of the Granville Island Public Market and bright canary yellow restaurant appropriately called Bridges.

There are two such crossings in close proximity over the north arm of the Fraser River connecting downtown Vancouver to outlying areas. Across the waterway we spied the other connector, the Burrard Street Bridge, built in the 1930's. Its Art Deco influence is visible from a distance.

A bridge can be anything ... a thread, a complex web of communication from one to another or a simple log placed fortuitously over a tricky situation as my daughter's painting of Penelope (below) shows.

Years ago I designed handcrafted cards from her childhood art and added sayings. There are unchallenged, true and imaginary obstacles as we press forward through life so I'll give Penelope the last word, "Wishes for bridges each step of your way."

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sandy Trails For Healthy Hearts

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead

Some caring person put up a handmade sign at the bottom of a trail I often trek through in Crescent Beach.

Although you can't tell by the photo (above), the trail is steep and gets me puffing, which probably means the climb is good for the heart.

I was in my twenties when mom died suddenly after a heart attack. Decades later I'm still not over the shock. Because there are many wonderful paths near my area and to increase my chances of a longer life, I challenge myself when I walk. At the bottom of the hill there's car traffic and a busy railway track.

There's beach access where folks go to refresh, build sandcastles and more.

Mother's Day is upon us. I wondered if the stack of rocks (below) represent mother and child. The big one could be the parent and the smaller one the child, although as we get older it can become the other way around.

Parents tend to shrink over time but mothering instincts never do for women or men who take positive steps big and small. Helpful deeds, like useful signage and walking, can save a life so Happy Mother's Day to whoever added the cautionary note to the back of their artistic Sandy Trail sign.


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