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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blank Distractions




A blank page ~
as blank as my mind,
secured against imagination and creativity
by the distractions of the day






“Sand was dribbling out of the bag of her attention, faster and faster.”
~ Sarah Blake





Friday, June 12, 2015

A Demand for Security

She stood up, brushed the sand off her skirt and walked resolutely toward the security officer standing at the entrance to the beach area. The entrance was merely the end of the sidewalk with a small opening in the fence surrounding the private beach area. Prudence held down her wide brimmed straw sunhat with her free hand.  Don, the security officer, dull-eyed and red-faced  his dark blue uniform not comfortable in the thirty degree heat held a sweating can of Pepsi to his forehead, rolling it back and forth slowly.

‘Officer’ ‘Officer!’

The amply endowed woman called out to him.  “Officer, I am going for a swim and would like you to watch my things so those young thugs over there don’t desecrate any of them. You can’t be too careful these days.”

The ‘officer’ straightened up, and in his mind, rolled his eyes. He set the cold beverage on the tree stump beside him. 

“Well, ma’am, I do see your concern. I’ve had my eyes on those ‘young thugs’ all morning. However, I must tell you I can’t watch your things and the young men at the same time. I do think it would be better for you, and your well being, if I focus on the young men and their highjinks.”

Prudence sighed and simpered at him.

“Well all right then - but don’t you let them near this end of the beach.”

She turned on her heel and stalked away.


“There is no such thing as perfect security only varying levels of insecurity.”
~ Salman Rushdie



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Securing Space



Clean up done
A ball of tangled yarn rewound
Lunch made for tomorrow
Wild wind breathing a breeze
Beethoven’s musical genius securing the evening.







“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. 
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”
Ludwig van Beethoven





Wednesday, June 10, 2015

An Afternoon Sunny Day

A quick visit from Kate and Daisy
A great afternoon in Sidney 
Lunch and strolling the shops
Warm sun and cool ocean breezes
Saskatchewan to Vancouver Island
Distance breached and secured with loving smiles and hugs.




“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people 
who belong to us, we see 
the past, present, and future.”
~ Gail Lumet Buckley



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

End of the Season Luncheon

Fiction and mystery,
poetry and literary non-fiction,
authors from Canada and abroad.
Luncheon out at The Pacific Lounge at the Grand Pacific Hotel.
Rapt discussion of upcoming reads for our 2015- 2016 season.
A change of book choice is always possible if a more intriguing book comes into sight.
Long term partners in reading and discussion  ~ security of friendship.


“There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.”
~ Maurice Sendak


Monday, June 8, 2015

Home Demolition

A home was demolished the other day. Ivy crawling up the shingled siding taken down. A rose bush that had taken upon itself to grow to the roof top, it’s branches intertwined with the ivy. Beautiful and green, with wild roses in the spring. My camera could not catch the spider as it scuttled under a shingle, it’s security of home and web destroyed. I did feel badly that I was destroying a home even though it was a spider, and then I remembered the resilience and resourcefulness of spiders.

“Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities…”

Pablo Valle

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Giving in to Need for Sleep



Drooping eyelids and receding consciousness
Long day in lovely hot sun
Stiff muscles need the security of sleep.








 “There is a time for many words, and there is also time for sleep.”
~ Homer, The Odyssey