Urban Wild, By The Canal

Urban Wild, By The Canal

I always write about the sea because, well, I just really love it. But today I came across some beautiful artwork of canals by James McNeill Whistler, and started reminiscing about how much I love canals too. Particularly, how Venice was a love at first sight, of a...
The Subtlety of Time

The Subtlety of Time

We recently visited the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, an art museum nestled in a little forest outside the city. It’s an architectural beauty built of stone and wood, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tall trees. The gallery had beautiful...
On Sacredness and Humanness

On Sacredness and Humanness

What I love about this drawing by Leonardo da Vinci called La Scapigliatta (1508) is that there is a certain sense of humility and purity in her image. The messy hair and faint loose lines remind us that the sacredness of our being isn’t about being perfect as...
What Secrets Water Knows

What Secrets Water Knows

Have you witnessed water actually begin? Like when a pipe bursts. Or when an axe hits the ground and clean water bulges from the earth. Pure, true. It’s perfect. And it’s as if we’ve opened the desert. In his book The Secret Knowledge of Water, Craig...
What Living in Purity Really Means

What Living in Purity Really Means

Purity, like devotion, is a virtue that may sometimes be regarded as a grand thing – high minded, even abstract. We might think we have to be vegan, celibate, free-from-all-sin almost angelic beings to be living in purity – but that’s not really...
Riverwalking

Riverwalking

I recently came across the book Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water written by naturalist and eco-philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore, which features twenty essays invoking a wide range of different waters and terrains. Each river essay she begins writing alongside...