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Flying Free

A dear friend gifted me with the wonder of a Monarch butterfly chrysalis – exquisite in its own right; blue green, studded with gold. But the gist of his gift was the opportunity to witness the process of transformation. Continue reading

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The place of passion (2)

Passion, meaning, engagement, flow, now . . . These were some of the themes I highlighted in my last post. I wonder if all or any of these are part of the essential stuff of joy? Passion – I think … Continue reading

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More words, margins and the journey to silence

A recent exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, Joshua Neustein: Margins drew on the work of Edmond Jabes to engage in ‘a poetic, visual reflection on writing, religion and archaeology’. Jabes speaks often of what happens beyond the text, that … Continue reading

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Joy and meaning – first thoughts

How often is reference made to the search for meaning in modern life? In the last few years, I have increasingly felt that we have inadvertently turned this on its head. Rather than searching for meaning in our lives, should … Continue reading

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The seeds of joy

Trees, hoar-frosted, rimed with pure, white light; bright sun shatters morning mist . . . Around a mirrored mountain lake, the loon’s call echoes eerily . . . Gold-rimmed dusk-horizon, crowned with a paint washed sky . . . Spiralling … Continue reading

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