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Leave an imprint

“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went.” Jojo Moyes, Me Before You What a surprise I got and want to share with you. […]

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and then

Arms stretching, reaching as if grasping for that smear of sky the colour of someone’s baby blues. Inhaling the salty air clothed with sweet wet cedar. Juncos, chickadees, and their avian relatives flit, flutter, chirp and call. One more deep breath to capture the restorative Salish Sea air before slipping inside to the routine of morning coffee. This, the […]

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being touched deeply

I’ve been thinking about light, and love, and grief, and hope. I’ve been thinking about happiness, about silence, about music. “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To […]

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Fall Potpourri

Currently . . . Missing these two so much. Though still enjoying autumn. Practicing each day and filling our home with music. Reading — some novels are really engaging; others not so much (details below). Still knitting away on my Antler pullover (didn’t knit for over 2 weeks while we were away). We’ve been busy […]

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Is it fair?

So, is it fair that I so sporadically post here? Some of you are so very loyal. I really should be loyal in return. I don’t get around to read other blogs as much as I perhaps should … though, I DO every once in a while. And, when I do, I tend to read […]

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