Saturday, 15 March 2014

Come on Spring

The 15th - The Ides of March - the 2058th anniversary of the death of Julius Caesar.  
We are half way through the month and only 5 days to the start of Spring. 
  It's raining and there are still patches of snow on the ground.  
Winter is dragging on.

This winter has been the coldest, snowiest, longest for many a year.  
I have now lived here for 14 years and with the exception of 2004, 
this has been the only winter where we had enough snow 
to enjoy some winter activities.

We played in the snow, went snow shoeing, skated.  
We thought about going skiing, but didn't. 
All fun, but I'm done with it now.

I want to go to the Canada Blooms Show in Toronto.
Breathe in the heady smell of spring blossoms. 
It is happening this weekend.  
By the time the Canada Blooms Show arrives, I am so desperate to smell Spring.
 I lurk around the displays shamelessly stuffing my nose into daffodils, 
running my fingers along beds of moss, 
wishing Spring would hurry up and arrive.

I WANT Spring to arrive.  
I NEED Spring to arrive.
I want to look outside and see buds on the trees, snowdrops, 
greenery poking up through the soil.  

here is a little tease ...


Thanks for stopping by.

Vagina Monologues

March 8th is International Women's Day.

In celebration, a group of local ladies performed a series of monologues from the Vagina Monologues.  

In case you have not seen the show, the Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler an American playwright, performer, feminist and activist.  The piece is based on interviews she conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women.  Some of the monologues are one person's story, others are an amalgamation of multiple interviews. 

It was the second time I had seen the Vagina Monologues performed.  It is a powerful piece.  The performance was moving ... thought provoking, funny, sad, poignant.   
My emotions were pulled along, though laughter, sadness, shame, shock and hope. 

 I was immensely impressed by the dedication of the performers.  
So many lines, so much to memorize.  
So emotional.

Over $1000 were raised for Juniper House - a women's shelter in Yarmouth.

Alison, Jan, Pat, Georg and Rita.  
Thank you ladies, you were Awesome!