Poems for a Pandemic

I took this picture in the hills above our home this week.  The landscape comes alive this time of year, with grasses, balsam root flowers, and earth coming-alive smells. Spring is not the same this year.  And yet it is.  Even as we have become vigilant against unseen...

Flattening the Curve of Anxiety- a Silent Epidemic

There are new phrases that are becoming normal in this new strange world we find ourselves living in. Flattening the curve is one of them. I’m observing a growing anxiety in our isolation and this longing for life to return to normal.  We are a society on edge. Nine...

Planting Seeds of Hope

There is a heaviness to Easter Saturday. I feel the parallels this year as we are in the mire of this pandemic with no real end in sight. We don’t know when we will see the light. There is uncertainty.  Uneasiness.  I’m wondering if on that first Saturday, the...

Singing Hosannas in times of Suffering

We are entering Holy Week, the most sacred week in the Christian calendar.  A time of remembering.  A time to ponder.  A time to be thankful.  A time to celebrate. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday, one of my favourite Sundays to celebrate as a child.  We made...

Connected Though Apart

I was thinking back some decades ago when we experienced some hard good-byes with family who were overseas for years at a time.  I remember the long hugs, the tearful so-longs, the promises of letters to be written and sent.  Even in the 80’s and 90’s most...

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