Weekend Reflection: Light and Shadows

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”  Aaron Rose “He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.” Job 12:22 ~  ~  ~ . Linking with Sandra and Deidra:

Sunshine, Shadows and Moving On

. As much as we might wish it, life isn’t full of blue skies. There are clouds and shadows, too — a lot of mountaintop and valley experiences. We know that. Blog posts from fellow bloggers illustrate that many have faced staggering obstacles and struggled through difficult times. The internet has made it easier toContinue reading “Sunshine, Shadows and Moving On”

The power of perspective

. Perspective is a powerful thing. This weekend we’ve had visitors from Taiwan with us – my brother-in-law and one of his students — and we did a lot of sightseeing around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The promised sunshine never made an appearance. Both days were dismally wet and grey, and I often foundContinue reading “The power of perspective”

Looking and Seeing

Seeing is a relative thing. A blind person may see things better than a sighted one simply because eyes can’t be depended upon to provide a mental image. Instead the object or view must be experienced to be fully observed. That’s one reason why I sometimes write with my eyes closed – so I canContinue reading “Looking and Seeing”

Things In Common, Or Not

They arrive together, an unlikely pair – a female Red-winged Blackbird and a Black-capped Chickadee.  Sometimes the male Blackbird comes, too, and then the Chickadee waits on the sidelines, resting on the tip of a cedar trellis for his turn at the birdseed. They’re here every morning for breakfast before the other chirpy horde arrives.Continue reading “Things In Common, Or Not”

A Notable Quotable

I happened onto a blog called “Journey Toward Stillness” today and found the following quotation that appears on the back of T-shirts at the blogger’s school. It was directed towards students and staff, but is so very appropriate for writers, too. “The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in lifeContinue reading “A Notable Quotable”