Seeing the sunrise, missing the obvious

I don’t see the empty space until I come back in from my balcony. I went out there to water the tomatoes and enjoy the sun rising over the CN Tower. My appreciation for the city deepens on mornings like these, when the sun drapes a diaphanous sheath over Toronto, masking the its grit. The … Continue reading Seeing the sunrise, missing the obvious

Morning Glories and meditation: food for the soul

The Morning Glories on my balcony wake up earlier than I do each morning. They look like they've been up for hours primping and preening, every bloom a study in perfection. I'd be jealous if I didn't know they too will be drooping with exhaustion by supper time. All that early morning energy consumes this … Continue reading Morning Glories and meditation: food for the soul

Head east to ease escalating temperatures

Toronto is packing heat this summer in more ways than one. I am glad to have left the escalating temperatures, the kind that causes the mercury to skyrocket and humans to explode. The online Urban Dictionary, when explaining this slip of gangsta slang equates it with carrying a gun, usually a pistol. It also does … Continue reading Head east to ease escalating temperatures