Tag Archives: Family

Hunting for the muse

Recently a friend asked me what is my muse. At first I didn’t know what to say. I did say that I just always wanted to do something like this; it wasn’t until I was twenty I knew it was … Continue reading

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Hamilton and me

After eight packed days in Ottawa, I came here to NYC for some rest and entertainment. Last night I went to see a Broadway play: Hamilton. It is pertinent, a message for today. And it is fun, good music, great … Continue reading

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Beginner’s mind

“I Think I Might Be Dreaming, no. 5″; 48″ x 48”; oil & collage on canvas Several years ago I read that Michelangelo on his deathbed said: “It is a pity I am dying when I am just beginning to … Continue reading

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Is It Luck?

  I certainly feel lucky when I look around me, look at my life as it unfolds its daily trek to the unknown. I have a beautiful house on a beautiful piece of land, amazing neighbors, wonderful children, friends, a … Continue reading

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The things I didn’t say

P1040353, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Often, usually, after I post I think of lots I left out. So here are a few thoughts about my mother: First, she was a mass of contradictions, loving and critical, talkative, friendly and angry. … Continue reading

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Celebrating: three-quarters of a century

Rainbow over Five Island Lake, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. A few weeks ago, I had some friends visiting, staying overnight. We were sitting around the breakfast table chatting. They had to get back home, about a three hours drive away, … Continue reading

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