Sunday, June 23, 2013

On Retreat

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (161-180)

Beneath the mighty oaks of a retreat centre, my friend and I paused the frenetic rhythm of life for two days to sit quietly, take walks, breathe deeply, and chill. The highlight came this morning when we were blessed with the sighting of a doe, first in the woods and later crossing the river . . .

. . . being followed by her fawn. What a precious gift.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As Seen on TV

Fame has only the span of the day, they say. But to live in the hearts of people - that is worth something. 
Ouida (aka Maria Louise Ramé), English novelist (1839-1908) 

I clocked in another minute of my fame allotment yesterday appearing on the morning programming of our local television station in one of their 'person-on-the-street' opinion pieces. I was already on the cutting room floor by the time I returned home from work, but the News Producer at CHCH kindly sent me a link so that I could see myself. As I figure it, I have about 13 minutes remaining on the fame meter.