Category: Autobiography

Two, Two Blessed

“So, twenty two, no matter which way you look at it,” she says. I nod and mildly smile, ” I guess so.”  You see, she is the second or third aunt to say this, and I had thought it myself upon the approach of … Continue Reading “Two, Two Blessed”

Beauty Awaits for Those Who Seek

“I seek only to be beautiful to those who know me well.” In grade twelve, I was required to write a quote that represented my life philosophy and this is what I wrote.  It is still a big part of who I am today.… Continue Reading “Beauty Awaits for Those Who Seek”

Planting the Worm

Did you know that a snatch of song that cycles unceasingly in your head is called an “ear worm”? As a teacher with a love for choral music, I endeavour to plant an appreciation for choral music into my students’ brains.  The challenge: I… Continue Reading “Planting the Worm”

Give Me This City

Written October 2015 I step outside the school, under a soot-shaded sky seeping rain. I hear sirens for the third or fourth time today. I am unsettled but not scared. I haven’t broken the law; so, the sirens are not coming for me. They… Continue Reading “Give Me This City”

Everywhere Always

God’s placement and timing is always perfect.