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Monday, September 22, 2014

Away


It does the soul good to get out of the city once in a while, and last weekend took us to the border crossing near The Thousand Islands. After years of watching the Nexus card carriers breeze through customs in all the airports, it was time to step up,  do the interview, and enjoy one of the few perks left to facilitate air travel. Next stop, Gananoque! A sleepy town I had only seen from the entry gates during long bike rides from Kingston, Ontario. Gan - as we have always called it, has grown up over the last 20 years, and the combination of waterfront attractions, farmer's market, and perfect lunch destination made it the perfect place to spend a bright fall afternoon. If you go, don't miss the SteelStyle Garage! Fall has officially arrived!



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Final Reunion

Our beloved black haired beauty, Liz, dressed here in black and white, was suddenly taken from us and her adoring family. For everyone left behind, there will forever be questions and much soul searching about the mysterious journey of this, and so many other gifted but tormented souls. Until we have walked in their shoes, we cannot comprehend the darkness of a soul in despair. We must carry on knowing that we may never be able to reconcile our loss, but must dwell only on happier times and memories shared.
Two of my beautiful besties here are of the Baha'i' faith, and I have found great comfort in the teachings and holy writings in the prayer book they gave me..... wherein there is a reference to "Thy handmaiden who hath ascended unto thee ..... robe her in the mantle of Thy grace, bright with ornaments of the celestial Paradise ...... Cause her to dwell in a blissful abode, heal her griefs with the balm of Thy reunion, and, in accordance with Thy will, grant her admission to Thy holy Paradise. Let the angels of Thy loving-kindness descend successively upon her and shelter her beneath Thy blessed Tree." Thanks be to -'Abdu'l-Bahá. In girlfriend speak, may we continue to heap all the love and compassion on her and our memories of happier times, as Liz herself had the ability to incite passion and enthusiasm from everyone in her presence. May her soul rest in peace.