a moment of attention. a moment of intention. one day at a time.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

jour 54::365

jour 54::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

it's the little things
that lie around the house
that bring beauty
and elegance
amidst the clutter

jour 53::365

jour 53::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a slow day
encourages me to look around
my own home
and find poetry

(my magnetic poetry board is always in the living room - i never quite know what i'll find)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

jour 52::365

jour 52::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

got the best of me

i have concluded
that some flavours
although sublime in their own right
should not be

Friday, February 25, 2011

jour 51::365

jour 51::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i walk through this building
most weeks
on my way to
meditation group

i see this sign
and i chuckle
every time

as i proceed through
i wonder:
is today the day
i will see
people lounging back
waving back at me?

jour 50::365

jour 50::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

perhaps not
a spectacular photo
i believe this to be
a photo of
something spectacular

i'll never tire
of living in my
chosen city

home of the rideau canal
one of only fifteen
unesco world heritage sites
in the country

and to so many
path of their daily commute

(photo taken during my noontime run)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

jour 49::365

jour 49::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

it's good to have
a reminder
every now & then

jour 48::365

jour 48::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i knew
there would be
days like this

days where
all i can muster
is the knowledge that
although i have the potential
to put the pedal to the metal

all i really want to do
is give myself a red light
and idle

Sunday, February 20, 2011

jour 47::365

jour 47::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

these tired tootsies
served me very well today
during my longest run ever (so far)
22.04 km

i've officially run more than
a half-marathon distance

i can no longer claim to be
only half crazy

Saturday, February 19, 2011

jour 46::365

jour 46::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.


an impromptu lunch
at a new-to-me tea shoppe
provided nourishment for the tummy
as well as
a feast for the eyes

jour 45::365

jour 45::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a sudden mid-february thaw
warms the spirit
and baffles the eye

Friday, February 18, 2011

jour 44::365

jour 44::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

the old
reflected in the new

jour 43::365

jour 43::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

the wednesday night crew
begins to gather
around the giant milkshake

a weekly ritual
of friendship
and comraderie
and calories

run hard
eat well

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

jour 42::365

jour 42::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a lunch hour field trip
a leisurely browse
at the public library
through dewey's 770s
yielded these two finds

i'm especially excited
about exploring the art of the anonymous

Monday, February 14, 2011

jour 41::365

jour 41::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

"Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it." - Rainer Maria Rilke

here's hoping
you can connect with
the Great Love
that is there for all of us...

(anonymous valentines
to be left behind in public places
inspired by patience salgado,
a.k.a. kindnessgirl)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

jour 40::365

jour 40::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

another sunday
another run
with ms. v
my trusted running companion
for the long slow distance

we ran a kilometric palindrome

either way you look at it
that's quite a feat
of the feet

(insert groan here)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

jour 39::365

jour 39::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

you'd think
it was a day
of fire & ice

don't be fooled

reality becomes transformed
when looking through a pair
of orange-tinted glasses

Friday, February 11, 2011

jour 38::365

jour 38::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

has a motion to it
it walks
its jaunty walk
with hat just so
with coat flaps flying
and commands the attention
of all who share its path

Thursday, February 10, 2011

jour 37::365

jour 37::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

ci·vil·i·ty: noun

a : civilized conduct; especially : courtesy, politeness
b : a polite act or expression

obviously someone at property management
has no regard
for the creation and maintaining
of civil space


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

jour 36::365

jour 36::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

i started my day
with a renewed commitment
to my daily meditation practice

"a great start to lent!", thought i

although a self-described lapsed catholic
i rejoice in lent
it is a much-anticipated time
for spiritual grounding
and improving my conscious contact
with something
much greater than me

one small glitch:
it appears i'm a month early for lent.

however it is never too early
to begin again
on the path of meditation

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

jour 35::365

jour 35::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

as i walked through my neighbourhood
earlier this evening
it is clear that
love is in the air
winter splash is on the windows

Monday, February 7, 2011

jour 34::365

jour 34::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

when living in a 100-year old house
one must expect
to share the space
with various creepies & critters

i knew we had spiders
in fact
we have two that we leave
in the stairwell leading
to the basement

we don't bother them
they don't bother us
they eat bugs
it's all good

but i don't think
i'll ever get used
to a sight
such as this

and no,
i didn't kill it
i scooped it with a tissue
and dropped it outside
which may effectively
have killed it :-(

Sunday, February 6, 2011

jour 33::365

jour 33::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

have become quite predictable
in our home


it is what it is
and today is

Saturday, February 5, 2011

jour 32::365

jour 32::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

after the applause
there is a moment of stillness
on the stage
when the performance plays on
in our memory

and what a performance it was
savion glover is pure genius

jour 31::365

jour 31::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

one final flight
and i will once again
be home
home with my chosen one

before landing
i am given one last gift
one last blast of beauty
as if to say:
you will continue to be blessed
for you remain in the embrace
of the great Love

(colours: sooc)

jour 30::365

jour 30::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (in catch-up mode).

after a full day
spent in windowless rooms
with over 2000 people
i returned to my hotel room
to this

an invitation
extended by the late-day sun

the feline in me emerged
and i stretched
then curled up into a ball
resting my tired eyes
in preparation
for the evening's call

jour 29::365

jour 29::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i have a preference
for introversion

being with people all day
depletes me of
my energy and stamina

and so
as i prepare to attend
a 3-day professional conference
i look myself in the eye
in readiness
in confidence
in calm boldness
and prepare
for the opening
of the elevator doors

jour 28::365

jour 28::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

always a miracle to me
here i sit
above the clouds
an intruder
to a world that was not meant for me

always a miracle to me
even when i fly back
to snow
and ice
and cold

jour 27::365

jour 27::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

our winter escape
comes to an end
an end
which will no doubt lead
to another beginning

farewell miami
it's been swell

jour 26::365

jour 26::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i am not addicted
to running
however i may be addicted
to medals

all i can say is:
i did it.
and i did it better than i'd ever done it before
finishing with a personal record
21.1 km in 2:18:03

miami puts on a great race
and i suspect
we will run there again

jour 25::365

jour 25::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

had you told me
just five years ago
that i would
one day
be a runner
i would have laughed
at you
and said: never.

and yet
here i am
at the race expo
for the miami half-marathon

never say never
pick up a pair of shoes
just run.

jour 24::365

sand key light
off the coast
of key west

half-day snorkeling tour
wet suit rental
clearly seeing the magical underwater world of a live coral reef

as i was floating
taking in the other-worldly colours
and the textures
and the silence
i told myself:
THIS makes the laser-eye surgery
worth every penny

(read more about the Sand Key Light...)

jour 23::365

jour 23::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

hubby's delight
was to find
a great little coffee shop
within walking distance
of our resort

what's not to love
about a coffee shop
that demands
complete confidentiality
from its customers?

jour 22::365

jour 22::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh (on vacay).

a winter escape
who are we
to resist?

i am smitten
with the aqua barriers
that lead us
away from snow
away from ice
away from home
just for a while

a winter escape