Tag Archive | friendship

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

I just finished sending an email to a friend who now lives in Europe, and it reminded me of a picture I had taken in the spring of this year. In May, she and her husband, now living in Europe, came to Vancouver for a visit. The week before she arrived, I passed by this […]

Feeling like a Griffin

A griffin is a mythical creature with the body and tail of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. In most mythologies in which the griffin appears, it is a figure that commands respect. Throw in some wisdom, strength, and resourcefulness and you have a powerful creature indeed. Since my post, Resilience, […]

Jupiter in the House – Fragment #71

These past few years have been extremely challenging for Sandra. She has been lost for some time now. Lost behind a mask carefully crafted, providing sanctuary for a face the world will never see. But in her mirror, her eyes reveal planetary movements that shift her from Jupiter’s good intentions into cosmic revelations of doors […]

Let Down

In the last week of February, I walked into a hornet’s nest, figuratively speaking. I was having a conversation with a friend and made a comment about getting together for coffee after she returned from a business trip. She then proceeded to bring up an issue she had with a habit of mine. I listened […]

Me and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

This week’s cheap movie Tuesday pick was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I went to see it for two reasons: the first was for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, one of four Mexican directors whose work I really enjoy, and the second to see Connie Britton (Greg’s Mom) because I’m a Nashville (TV show) junkie. It […]

Let’s Still Be Friends

I know it sounds like something you say when a relationship is over. You want to be friends with someone and mostly it’s mutual. Except for this one time when it wasn’t. W. M. lives in my apartment block. Our first contact was way back when a situation in the building arose, and she had […]

Portrait of a Friendship One Card at a Time

On my continuing quest to pare down and get rid of non-essentials, during the past couple of months I weeded my decades-old collection of greeting cards, gift tags and letters from two (very bulging) accordion files, two magazine holders and one (overstuffed) file folder to one slim file folder. But when I arrived at the […]