If I am not [true to myself], I miss the point of my life, I miss what being human is for me.
- Charles Taylor, The Malaise of Modernity

Sunday, February 21, 2016

I have moved!

Hello my friends. I have switched to a wordpress blog. Please find me here:
Look forward to your visits!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thank-you Viburnum

My Magic Cottage lies about 20 feet from my bedroom door. Often, as a North Vancouver girl, I run the risk of becoming soaked with rain during that 20 foot dash. Thus, I slip on my crocs and nip across as quickly as possible. Today, despite the threat of a complete soaking, I was called to pause by a viburnum bush that anchors the corner of my cottage. I had to stop and breathe and breathe and breathe its gorgeous spring perfume.
I was blessed as the sky poured her waters over me while I inhaled renewal.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

My New Etsy Shop

Oh my goodness! I have opened an etsy shop! Please come and visit me at zinnia awakens.etsy.com. Feel free to browse my shop and perhaps favorite an item...or if you feel so moved...order a print to your home:)

Thank-you for your support:)



Friday, February 5, 2016

Gong Bath

lying in shavasana 
the last brush of the gong reverberated through the room
my being seemed to leave my mat
swirling above my prostrate body
thank-you for that moment of other worldliness

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


once I was so cold 
through and through
it was a coldness of soul
I was reptilian
unable to warm from the inside
I lay in a patch of sun
to be warmed from the outside

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Because of You

in the woods
all alone

a needle 
enjoying the ride

not yet strewn
to the forest floor

for offering
a bit of web

without you
because of you

i fell to pieces
in recognition 
my whole