Posts from January 2011

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Here and there…

by Rebecca

I haven’t seen her or talked to her in weeks. Tonight I show up, and there she is, and the first thing she says, even before I manage to gather myself, is “Hey, how are you?”My stomach has plunged in a terribly unsettling, yet wholly pleasing way, my heart risen so fast it threatens to choke me. She seems […]

Walk this way

by Rebecca

Yesterday I was out traversing the cityscape, a two hour walk which ended at the house of a very dear friend, where excellent coffee, company, and conversation was shared. Friendships should never be taken lightly. The amount of time spent cultivating some friendships results in someone who knows you so well you feel completely comfortable and safe […]

Life light

by Rebecca

It’s a fierce day today. There’s an aggressiveness to everything about it. At 8 a.m. the temperature was minus 32 Celcius. By noon it had warmed up to minus 27. There’s a saving grace: there’s hardly any wind at all. Had there been, I wouldn’t have gone for my walk. As it was, I kept that […]

This is not my addiction.

by Rebecca

Addictions can be scary things. Misunderstood. Misinterpreted. But what most people don’t understand about addictions is that addictions are an every day thing. Life is an addiction. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t hunger for it. Understand when it’s slipping away, and want it, desire it. Fight for it. Perhaps kill for it. I quit smoking […]

H is for Hoar frost…and Hope.

by Rebecca

I went for a walk this morning. It’s been awhile since I’ve woken with any kind of exuberance; winters here have a way of leaching away vitality, the cold, coupled with the wind, can be deadly. You have to dress for it, which means layers, which takes time, and sometimes a person is just not […]