Category Archives: GRATITUDE

Gratitude – Post 115 – Zadie Smith

I am grateful for Zadie Smith and I suppose in saying that, I am grateful for the wisdom of Aristotle, though it was Zadie who steered me in the right direction. Aristotle had some firm ideas on writing and how … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 114 – Summers

I am grateful for summers, the summers of my childhood. The temperature went down to thirteen degrees last night. I flung open the windows and crawled beneath my heavy blanket pulled up to my chin and slept comfortably, the air … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 113 – My friend Wally

I am grateful for Wally. He was a very close friend and he has died. It took two years for cancer, a brain tumour specifically, to claim Wally, while we looked on with encouragement and positive thoughts, looked on with fear … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 112 – My Father

It is Father’s Day, but every day I am grateful for my father. I am not sure many of us whose fathers have gone ahead think of the hero of our childhood with more devotion on Father’s Day than any … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 111 – Leaving

I am grateful for 66 Forsythe Road South. I am moving. I sold my beautiful property with the maple syrup trees and the Ginkgo tree and its history of 270 million years and the Butternut rescued from my friend’s back … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 110 – Spring

I am grateful for the smell of spring. It is Spring today. Not because the grass is growing. Not because the trees are straining to burst into leaf. Not because the pussy willows have come and gone as has the … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 109 – Poetry

I am grateful for poetry. I am not sure poetry can be taught. We can be taught to arrange words together that rhyme, just the same as we can be taught to play the notes we see on a sheet … Continue reading

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