Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy June!
The light is increasing to the zenith point of the year, at times blindingly so.
And it doesn't last all that long either. Let us celebrate in many ways…

One way I'll be celebrating this coming weekend, is by offering harp and voice at Ensemble Laude's "Gala in the Gardens" Fundraiser:


Hope to see you there!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Blooming Time is here!

Happy to announce several public events I will be playing for this week:

This evening, at 7:00pm, an old friend, Dan MacIsaac, has asked me to 'set the tone' for his public talk on "The Catholic Imagination", to be held at St. Joseph Church, 785 Burnside Rd. W. in Saanich, BC

He will share reflections on art and music, as articulated by Catholic Artists and Musicians through the centuries, with various visual images to enhance his message.

And next Sunday, March 29th, I will return to the Juan de Fuca Library, 1759 Island Hwy, Colwood, BC. at 1:30 pm to offer contemplative harp music for the emerging Easter/Spring season.

Please join me in gratitude for the wonders of this season.


Monday, March 2, 2015

March-ing on….?
As "busy" has become a tired and insufficient adjective for life in our time (and even sometimes an excuse), I want to make sure I choose that morning cup of tea on the shoreline... to greet the sun and new day with gratitude. And it is always  more satisfying when I can share that with someone I love.  Then truly… Fortuna smiles for another moment!
May your March be blessed with moments claimed for their stillness, spaciousness, and gratitude!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers' Day!

Here's to all those who live the tireless commitment of nurturing new growth and unfolding in the children they are born to bring into the world. You are awesome and beautiful. And here's to all those mothers who have gone before us... your examples of love and patience, will and passion endure in our hearts.
And after 15 years, I still hold you Jeannine, as you held me... with gratitude and faith!
Merci beaucoup!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Happy April!

So out with the old, and in with the new is it? 'Farewell' to an Iron Lady, and 'Hello' to someone with large shoes to fill... claiming the legacy/title of one of nature's gentle ones- Francis.
Are we willing to try on new clothes, give each other another chance at re-inventing ourselves, and embrace the opportunities to truly live passionate, and compassionate lives?

One of my dear nieces shared a sweet thought yesterday, about a young child's observation of their family dogs' "being put down".... When the childs' parents were asked by the Veterinarian if their child was okay with being present at the procedure, they replied "no worries... our child knows that dogs have a shorter life than humans, because it doesn't take them as long to learn how to live life to the fullest"! Hip hip hoorah!

Looking forward to meeting a group of Vancouver Island University (Anthropology) students this week up in Cedar/Yellowpoint. I'll be introducing Music-Thanatology there, as well as in Richmond next month at an annual Nurses' Conference. There seems to be a sprouting of creative opportunities popping up, so  here's to sowing more seeds,  tending the garden, and watching good things grow!

Getting hands in the earth... and on the strings!

Be well.