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“Waiting” by Lillian Blakey

Lessons from the Lake

Several years ago, a dear friend of mine and mentor, Lillian Blakey, gifted me a painting. I have marvelled at the way Lillian paints water in all of its moods. It used to hang in our living room in our old house, facing north. I would stare at it while…

First it was one little bed.

Then it was a little bed and a crib.

Then it was two little beds.

And then it was one big bed.

And now it is only boxes.

Sometimes I wondered if they still loved each other

Because I had a skewed sense of what love is

What love means

Because we have been told of fireworks

And passion

And adventure

But love is far deeper than these things

Love is knowing that even when the brain tires

What does it really mean?

As each injustice takes hold we see organizations apologizing and often professing regret for those that came before — those who caused the harm. Perhaps there has been some level of accountability but accountability can be defined so broadly. What I have learned is that it should be defined and…

Sunrise to Sunset to Sunrise and Back Again

It was a week ago, or maybe three months ago…

Relaying any story seems to start like that…it happened a couple weeks ago, or maybe a few months ago…I am still not sure. Time has lost its meaning. We are almost at a year since the Pandemic started in this part of the world and many of us have been…

I am jarred awake between 2:00 and 3:00 am each morning. There is a feeling that lingers and it dissipates as I try to understand it — like a dream. I am trying to hold on to but rather than wanting to hold on; I am desperate to understand it…

Dr Debbie Donsky

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