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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Song for Friday...some sweet harmony

The other night Tom and I went to see a concert at the 
beautiful Alix Goolden Hall.
(archive of Sarah Harmer playing here)
I've blogged about this place a few times and 
it never disappoints.
  It's an old Anglican church turned concert hall,
filled with gorgeous stained glass windows,
cast iron balcony rails and a massive pipe organ.
On this night we went to see a comeback of
The Be Good Tanyas who haven't performed
 together in 3 years. 
It was a real treat to hear their lovely harmonies again
and so here's a little ditty for you...
This song was written by Frazzie Ford (one of the Be Goods) about her
childhood in a Doukabour community in B.C.
Have a pretty  weekend all.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Song for Tuesday...for LOVE...

For whatever love story that you believe in...
Happy Valentines Day all...
May it be filled with sweetness and light.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


If asked who I would like to meet of any person, living or not
hands down it would be Jane Goodall.
Aside from being an incredible voice for the saviour of primates 
around the world, I think she would be most interesting to spend a day with.
At 77 years old, she still traipses around the jungle for hours,
crouching amongst the chimpanzees, as well as 
traipsing around the world to bring education to everyone 
from small children to some of the top governmental officials around.
It amazes me what she has achieved in her life as a person
without a scientific background.
It is only through her passion to connect with our closest living
relative, that she has accomplished what she has.
And so my little tribute...
If you have about 13 minutes you should watch this
interview from 60 Minutes a few weeks ago.
If I had a chance to sit and sip tea with Dame Goodall,
I think I would like to ask her about her childhood and what
inspired her to go out and do the things she did.
Imagine being a young, white British woman and 
deciding to go off roaming the jungles of Africa!
What ever her drive, we are all the better for it.