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Catching Snowflakes … Catching Time


Watching snowflakes fall softly reminds me of the passage of time. On an early morning wintery walk, I watched a dog catch some snowflakes on its tongue and as I watched them melt I wondered, is this the closest you can get to catching time? It is impossible to ‘catch’ time but sometimes time does seem to go slow orRead More …

Adopt the Pace of Nature


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”          Ralph Waldo Emerson Earlier this month when I was at graduate school in Southern California rushing around between classes, I noticed a few snails slowly making their way across a sidewalk on campus. I laughed out loud when it dawned on me what a great reminder they were toRead More …

Crunch, Rustle and Stroll: A Full Sensory Autumn Walk


Autumn is my favourite season and I take every opportunity to get outside to enjoy the full sensory experience of this spectacular time of year. When I walk in the woods in the fall in South Western Ontario, it seems like every sense is stimulated more than usual. Walking along quiet paths and trails, the crisp air heightens the gloriousRead More …

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~ Wendell Berry