A Perfect Stranger

Weekly Writing Challenge: Instead of giving in to the urge to take a picture, write down your impressions of the scene. Who’s around? What sounds do you hear? What emotions are you experiencing? I’ve been pretty obsessed with the 100 Strangers Project the past few weeks. Approaching interesting strangers on the street, asking to photograph them, and finding out a little bit about them in…

Black Friday

Well, it looks like this year there’s only been one stabbing in a Walmart parking lot and one shooting over an on-sale tv in Las Vegas. A pretty stellar year for the feeding frenzy called Black Friday. Now, it’s not that I never shop. It’s just not one of my preferred ways to spend my time. But I am familiar with the fleeting thrill of finding just…

Self Defense or Looking for Trouble?

The stabbing death of a pit bull on Kits Beach this week has been all over the news the past few days. I had heard the story, second hand, that an elderly man had been walking his Pug off-leash along the beach when they encountered an on-leash Pit Bull. The two dogs said hello, which led to an altercation (as all dog owners know, it sometimes does) and the Pit Bull…

Chip, No You Didn’t!

“Hello, I’m Chip Wilson. I’m founder of Lululemon athletica. I’d like to talk to you today about the last few days of media that’s occurred around the Bloomberg interview. I’m sad. I’m really sad. I’m sad for the repercussions of my actions. I’m sad for the people at Lululemon who I care so much about, that have really had to face the brunt of…

The Journey

Today is an interesting day. I’m turning fifty-one today. Yep, fifty-one. And I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the fact that being a fifty-something can have some negative connotations in our youth worshipping culture. The phrase “over-the-hill” being one that immediately springs to mind. I always find it simultaneously flattering and insulting when someone looks at me and says incredulously, and in a loud voice, “I can’t…

Stillness

Learning  how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes  a radiance. – Morgan Freeman http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/daily-prompt-stillness/comment-page-1/#comment-243779

How to Be a Free Spirit

  Never silence your inner voice. Cultivate your inner artist. Trust in the universe. Be patient with yourself. Strike up a conversation with a stranger. Find work that makes your soul smile. Go on epic adventures. Walk barefoot in the grass. Look for beauty in everything. Believe your life is unfolding exactly as it should. Live in gratitude. Realize that relationships are way more…

That Little Voice

Daily Prompt: The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone). Photographers, artists, poets: show us THANKS. I am thankful for that certain feeling, that pang in the pit of your stomach that enters your consciousness right before you realize that it’s time to make a change. As anxiety inducing as it can be, without it we would all…

Grateful

Gratitude has been on my mind a lot lately and listed below are the first three things that popped into my brain when thinking about what I am especially thankful for these days: my crazy, stubborn, loud, bossy and always loveable dog girlfriends my neighbourhood beach. a haven and escape from big city life. And the small, simple, happy moments that, when all strung together, create a really good life. Since gratitude loves company, I…

The Sea

We all come from the sea but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we are children of the tides and must return to it again and again. anonymous