Space Talk

Last night, Commander Chris Hadfield spoke at the university near me. Over 5,000 people tried to get tickets (myself included). Only 1,000 lucky people were able to (myself NOT included). Much sad.

I think it’s amazing how one person can have such an impact on others. Through his photographing of our Earth, his musical endeavors, and now his book and accompanying talks; Commander Hadfield continues to inspire many to discover more. That is so wonderful. Sciences and environmental stewardship are so important. In our time we should be seeing more exploration and less war, but unfortunately the opposite is true.

I hope that this will change. Not necessarily for me, but for my children and descendants to come.

Commander Chris Hadfield – Space Oddity:

The Anticipation is Killing me!

I can’t wait to go exploring in the parks.They don’t look like this yet, but will soon. Right now they are throwing off the mess of winter and rains. I’m not much of a Winter explorer, actually, I hardly stepped foot outside this year. I used to LOVE skiing, sliding, skating…but temperature extremes are hard for me now. I have a hard time warming up or cooling down depending on the season.

Look at this! The anticipation of getting out and smelling the earth and woods is killing me (figuratively speaking, of course)!

Summer day in O'Dell

I really hope to have the energy to put in a small garden this year. Maybe even plant some flowers. A butterfly mixture, put out my bird feeder again, maybe attract more than the bluejays and crows (that being said, I love both those species, especially the crows).

Sunshine! The shine off the water that blinds you, hum of insects, frogs croaking, the laughter of children filtering through the air.

Is it Summer yet?

Len – Steal My Sunshine

Colour My World

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore (Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/rabindrana153824).

Last night I took out my colour pencils and my mandala book and coloured. It felt wonderful. I love colour, I love to draw, to paint. I’m not great at any of those, but I love to do it. I think from now on I will make that a part of my daily routine – to paint, draw or colour before bed and during some point in a day as a form of meditation practice.

Spring has finally arrived in my neck of the world and it fills me with hope. I can’t wait to see the fireflies dancing in the summer nights, the chorus of frogs, birds, and insects filling the earth with their colourful songs and chirps. Breathing in the peace, breathing out the dark.

Delerium – Euphoria (Firefly):