Deep Cove II

April 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Addiction

April 22, 2014 § 3 Comments

“Those desiring to escape from suffering hasten right towards suffering.  With the very desire for happiness, out of delusion they destroy their own happiness as if it were an enemy.”

Shantideva

Deep Cove I

April 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Deep Cove is near Vancouver, BC and is part of the Indian Arm fjord that was formed in the last ice age.  The name refers both to the cove and its town.

Above are three photographs.  Two look down at the cove from the town’s edge while the third is at shore level.  I went there during a weekday and one of the inhabitants told me the area receives quite a lot of traffic on weekends.  Apparently it is quite the family spot with much cooking, kayaking and other family activities happening on weekends.  Too much activity, I was told, for the locals.

I also met a nice elderly woman who’s husband had passed away some months before.  She told me her daughter had insisted she come live with her at Deep Cove.  Sadly, in spite of the beauty of Deep Cove the woman wished she hadn’t moved.  She missed her old house, her friends and now felt isolated.  While we talked I wondered who the move benefited more.  The mother or her daughter?

With Canada’s aging population many will soon be facing some difficult decisions about their parents.  Let’s hope we can find a balance between their needs and ours when making those decisions.

Meister Eckhart

April 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.”

Capilano Suspension Bridge IV

April 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Wood Stove

 

 

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

April 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (Persian Poet and Mystic, 1207-1273)

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