Monthly Archives: July 2017

For the Week of July 30, 2017: The Necessity of Small Rituals

I’ve been trying to re-establish a sense of normalcy and routine after a month or more of upheaval as we’ve weathered a house sale, moved our belongings across the country and settled into an apartment in Toronto.  For the past … Continue reading

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For the Week of July 23, 2017: Getting Dealt the Cancer Card

Because of my involvement in the cancer community, I’m the frequent recipient of unsolicited emails or Facebook invitations, all dealing, to a greater or lesser degree, with cancer, whether one individual’s journey or a cancer support organization.  Despite my work, … Continue reading

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For July 16, 2017: If Our Things Could Talk…

Dear Readers, The moving truck filled with our belongings arrived late this week, and Thursday was devoted to directing the movers where to place each box or piece of furniture before the task of unwrapping each box, paintings and sculptures … Continue reading

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For the Week of July 9, 2017: The Need for Solitude

The effects of moving are experienced in the body, in the imagination, in the realm of desire. What the eye sees, what the body feels, what the heart yearns for, what remains and what has been lost — these are … Continue reading

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For the Week of July 2, 2017: The Sense of Home

Understand, I was only a girl living the days as they came. I did not know I would leave… (From “Translation of my Life,” by Elizabeth Spires, In:  The Wave Maker, 2008) We arrived back in Toronto just three days … Continue reading

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