Welcome to those pages showing what’s around me. I live in a small town in northern Ontario, Canada. I am at this time 64 years old and into graphics, photography, painting and wood carving. I love the great outdoors, but at this time in my life I am quite limited to a few short outings around my place. Some good friends take me out for drives once in a while and give me time to explore some areas and take pictures. The rest of my life is quite sedentary since I can hardly walk any distance and usually keep to the house. Lots of things to keep me busy anyway. It help to beat the feeling of inadequacy brought by invalidity.
Writing is difficult for me but I try very hard to do the best I can, forgive me for the way it’s written sometimes. It’s all part of what I have to live with every day.
This blog is about the world, my world, my family, my loves, my dear friends, the ones still here and the ones that have crossed over the abyss.
The world is where I spent my whole life trying to learn and understand.
This is where I stood one evening asking myself if someone would ever make it to the moon, where I saw the sky being turned into fire by nuclear weapons tests, where I saw and lived too many wars started on lies and greed, where I saw violence and death delivered for reasons of colors, beliefs or languages.
This is where they finally landed on the moon and the sirens were heard on a nuclear alert. This is where the churches tried to rule and save while unable to control and save themselves.
This is where great people sacrifice themself to keep humanity from darkness and dies for the freedom of their people. This is where miracles happen all the time.
My world is where everything that’s personal is. My family, my loves, my dear friends are all part of it. All the good times and the less good ones are there, sickness and health, beauty and ugliness, truths and lies are all parts of the whole.
This is the place where I thrive to find peace and beauty. By my arts I express my love of nature to others and share some of my inner feelings.
This is where, pain and suffering are a daily fare, sickness being the enemy, the one holding the prison door, limiting my mobility and coordination and playing havoc with everything else.
This is where, hiding in the shadows and ready to jump you at the first opening are the three Hades; Loneliness, Fear and Despair. From them, hell was brought to this world and we all need to fight them at every instant, letting them win would be the end.
This is where the persons dearest to me are, the ones I can trust, the ones I can talk with, about anything without fear, also the ones that are very special to me, those I loved since the first encounter even if they turned their back on me later in life for whatever reasons.
To all of them, I always said to accept what is given today because we never know what tomorrow will bring, if there will even be a tomorrow.
Whatever you find here, I hope it will bring you some goods. Enjoy the pictures, they are my way to bring knowledge and beauty. Have a good time and let me know by commenting on my posts.
I ask not to be nominated for any award from now on. With all due respect for the social niceties of the blogging community, I do not accept ‘awards’ of any kind. Thank you for respecting my wishes.