My favorite Mutt Rickie:
Picture taken at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy ON
July 13, 2014
Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour
I’m bored…..is so much different from having nothing to do.
Is saying “I’m seeking new adventures” just another way of saying I’m bored.
So I seek out new things to try, new places to go, new people to talk to.
Who truly has nothing to do? The idle rich? The retired? The homeless? The lazy?
We all have something to do, but the question is do we want to do it?
How do we prioritize what to do? How do we develop passion within our lives?
Once the biological needs are taken care of, where do our wants take us?
Lands of dreams and oceans of fantasies sweep us up in their allure with destinations only limited by imagination.
Reading, writing, blogging, creating, watching TV, playing games, exercising, re-creating ourselves, dieting, knitting, sewing, kayaking, biking, Motorcycling, walking, visiting with friends, trying something new, going somewhere new………
Changes in Canadian Laws now make more people eligible to become “Status Indians” and obtain their status cards (reclaim their maternal heritage denied by paternal societies that overtook the Native American Cultures). But the process is very slow. My children applied in December of 2018 (through their paternal grandmother), and probably won’t be receive their status cards for another year or two.
Living with people effected by diabetes (Native American Heritage gives them a much higher possibility of becoming diabetic) has broken my heart. I watched as my mother-in-law suffered from the effects. Daily injections, constant monitoring, kidney failure, dialysis….
2 of my sister-in-laws have died from diabetic induced illnesses.
My husband was diagnosed as being diabetic almost 20 years ago. Neuropathy causes constant pain and limits his mobility. He can no longer walk long distances (more than 10 meters); he has had Kidney cancer (1 kidney now left); he can no longer dance……
My oldest son has now been diagnosed with diabetes.
Technology is improving treatments but there is still a very long way to go.
One of the oldest known illnesses and still unknown mysteries of the brain.
Some see a dandelion gone to seed,
but my grandson sees a wish flower to be picked,
make a wish with eyes closed tight,
then blow the seeds in all directions for the wish to come true.
~ Deborah Porte
Marie Marguerite d’Youville. née Dufrost de Lajemerais. Born October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec. Died December 23, 1771. First Native Canadian to be elevated to Sainthood.
“Sculptural form is not the imitation of natural form
any more than poetry is the imitation of natural conversation . . .
While a piece of sculpture may contain visual forms with which we are acquainted by daily experience, it is essentially a design worked out by means of the juxtaposition of masses in space, just as poetry is a design wrought by the sounds of words in time.”
~ Elizabeth Wyn Wood (October 8, 1903 – January 27, 1966)
“Day of Atonement”