Needing a little Spring (this week’s Small Painting) 5×7, acrylic © 2009 Michelle Basic Hendry
This has been a rough week – on many levels… loss, sadness, and small difficulties. To top it off, March is a lot tougher up here than in the City because we are in Winter that extra two weeks. I grit my teeth knowing it will soon pass…
One of my favourite things is my occasional tours of places that are important to me – places that in some way have touched my Spirit. Many are natural, some are old buildings. These trips are usually my ‘pick me up’. I can go to my ‘sacred places’ and recharge.
It seems that every year or so, I lose another one of those places. Some are lost to yet another development, some are simply abused. I was checking a place today that I found last year. I discovered, accidentally, the deep healing effect that it had on me. Something seemed strange about it today, and looking closer, broke my heart. Finding this place desecrated was like salt in the wound of a less than pleasant week. When I have more information, I will share it. I am hopeful that it is not what I think. Let’s just say for now, that I can barely speak about it…. (there are no images until I have more info…)
On a lighter note – and up is the only way we can go now – I went for a short hike at Mara on Lake Simcoe. There was this happy little red squirrel noisily eating away, totally unfazed by me or the dog that came to visit…
A couple more from the east side of Lake Simcoe….
Deep breath….. And a quote for the week:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference… ~ Reinhold Niebuhr