There's a large part of me that wishes to be a homemaker and fine artist. I wish to simultaneously be researching and writing a new play, baking bread, improving my piano and vocal techniques, decorating cookies (and posting them on Pinterest of course), acting on stage, making family scrapbooks, running a theatre, and making quilts in ever more inventive patterns. And I wish to grow a small vegetable garden.
I want to be retried! I want to skip the whole mid-life thing and go straight to having grandkids and playing bridge and drinking sherry.
Why do I want to skip to the more peaceful pastures rather than the torrid grinding pace of being a city-dwelling working parent. Gosh, it's so difficult to connect those dots!
So as the seasons fade from summer into autumn into winter, so should I try to blend and incorporate some of those more peaceful elements into my life.
Otherwise, it is quite a depressing grind.
To give myself some perspective and share some happy news, Hamid Ghassemi-Shall has been freed after 5 years in an Iranian prison. He is a fellow Torontonian and lives in the Beach. He is still in Iran waiting for his papers to get in order before he can come back to Canada. I had attended an Amnesty International meeting in April 2011 and the need seemed urgent enough to take action then. It's difficult to conceive that it has been over two years since then and he has been interred all this time.
The round-up since our holiday IN PICTURES:
Celebrating St. John's cemetery's 160th anniversary
Henry's 3rd Birthday presents waiting...
Henry's Manitoulin friend came to stay over the birthday week, pure delightful coincidence. He made his love some breakfast on his birthday. They are married and have a baby dog named Clifford.
Watching Diego and Dora with Dada and Amma, and going for a drive in his Diego jeep (thanks neighbours!
|Morning commute--lots of construction near the Bay/Adelaide office|
|Henry's daycare is in Earl Haig Elementary School. He's just moved up to the Senior room. |
Last stop before JK. Wow!
Haircut time---ooops she took off 2" instead of 1"
|Ashbridge's Bay sunset|
|Aiming to cook up some local harvest!|
|Playing with an awesome birthday prezzie|
|Baby Luther is no longer a baby---growing fast!|