Monday, May 25, 2015

The Concept of Spirals

Parts of thoughtful emails that I’d like to remember -

‘I like the concept of spirals.  That in life sometimes from certain perspectives it might look like a full circle, but we're still always moving, evolving.

‘I'm sure you know, the only happy place is inside our heads when we are drawing and making good art and being kind to one another (when the others deserve it).'

And these quotes -

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time
~ T.S. Eliot

"Travelling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you."
~ Nicolas Bouvier

Saturday, May 23, 2015


While downtown Toronto has its hipster charms, it is the forest where I can spend hours and hours just wandering, exploring and feasting on green.

Friday, May 22, 2015


I am fortunate and privileged to be able to live in a beautiful neighbourhood during my last few weeks here in Canada. These pictures are as much for me to remember and enjoy as they are for those of you who stop by to look at them.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


'No, tell me again. I didn't listen properly the first time. I want to know my destiny'.
'I can't tell you that.'
'I thought it was written in my lines. I thought you believed in it.'
'Patterns can alter,' Fludd said. 'A soul is a thing in a state of flux. Your fate is mutable. Your will is free'. He reached across the table, and tapped once with his forefinger, urgently, in the palm of her hand, '...listen to me now. It is true that, in a way, I can tell the future. But not in the way you think. I can make you a map. I can indicate to you a choice of turnings. But I cannot travel the route on your behalf'.

~ Fludd
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Inside a Street Somewhere in Toronto

I was walking along Queen Street West in Downtown Toronto enjoying the sight of the spectacular Cherry Blossoms in Trinity Bellwoods when I glimpsed some old houses along a side street. I am glad I took the turn into the street because one of the beautiful houses had this spectacular Magnolia tree within its garden. Enjoy the pictures.