Four grown kids, six delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
My words seem to contain too many sighs these days, so I'll keep them to myself and offer you some images instead. . .
Fall colours . . .
I wonder if the goldfish apprehends the coming winter . . .
Callicarpa's beautiful purple berries growing more dramatic daily. . .
Broad-leafed maple's broad leaves catching wherever the wind blows them . . .
My marking today, all day, has been pleasantly interrupted by a game of WordFeud I'm playing on my smartphone with my daughter. I'm not keen to add apps, generally, as they wear batteries more quickly and tie me into patterns I'd prefer freedom from, but I know she's been staying in, eating little, sleeping less, so I'm happy to encourage her in this small engagement with life, a tiny step back to whatever comes next. It's not an entirely wordless Wednesday then, but one whose words are rationed. I'm sure you'll understand. . . .