This morning my thoughts bent toward the relationship between people, places, things, and how story enhances our connection.Last week I wrote Perspective Shift, a daily letter from last week about waiting for the inevitable return of snow to Toronto. I selected a photo of winter scene at Kew … [Read more...] about The Red Tree Connection
Laura's Daily Letter
This photo emerged from obscurity on the weekend. It wasn’t exactly lost, but it hadn’t seen the light of day for many years. The original is on a 36 x 24 millimetre piece of slide film that had been packed away for almost fifteen years.Saturday was the day I finally decided to tackle a box that … [Read more...] about Hope for Renewal
I am patiently waiting for snow to return to Toronto.That sentence ⬆️ might be the most surprising sequence of words I’ve ever strung together.This patient waiting thing is a seismic shift. Most years I dream about the number of ways I can escape the snow and cold. With nowhere to go but … [Read more...] about Perspective Shift
Joseph Campbell, the originator of the meme“follow your bliss," was clear: bliss isn’t always easy. Bliss skins your knees and tests your mettle. It's our bliss because we care enough to keep going when it becomes challenging.Which comes first? The passion and bliss, or the practiced skill … [Read more...] about Which comes first, the passion or the skill?
On Friday I shared a link to an episode of The Daily podcast called The Sunday Read. The Daily is published by The New York Times. If they think Sunday, with its different pace for many, is a good day for stories, I'll forego years of my own research and start the Sunday Stories category of this … [Read more...] about The Plasticine Airplane