An interesting foreign couple asked me for directions in Stanley Park the other day, and I was quite drawn to speak with them. The woman was from Switzerland, her husband Oman told me his wife was really into trees because of a book she was reading. Ah – A soulmate! She told me that this book was only available in German, and it describes how trees communicate through their roots! For example: there are some trees in Africa that can secrete a toxic substance to turn off giraffe’s that are coming to eat them. Not only that, trees at a distance will warn other trees that the giraffes are coming! When I find out when this book will be translated I’ll let you know. The French are going to make it into a movie. For me, I think of my beautiful family and how we help each other and how similar we are to a group of trees.
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It’s Cherry Blossom Time!
You’re invited to a delightful intimate performance I am involved with. This will be the world premiere of Haiku Mime, a whimsical physical interpretation of haiku poetry submitted from around the world. Weaving text read by yours truly around the expressive movements of Yayoi Hirano, I simply love the quick interplay we are able to discover as we illuminate these modern haiku poems together. Please join us and be a part of the blossoming of this novel cultural collaboration.
March 24th, 2016; 12:30pm-1:00pm at the courtyard above Burrard Skytrain Station.
The Sound of Waves and Words Come to Me
Driving along Long Beach
at last, the sound of waves
and words come to me…
YAZ YAZ airport. norfolk pine. eucalytptus tree. fish taco!
I look across at The Manny,
motoring powerfully beside me…
We’re a million miles away now,
returning to the singing sands of Middle Beach,
our Tofino home, wider than a mile.
I Am in Touch with You ~Thanks for Reading…from All Over The World!
I was looking at my site stats yesterday and saw that I have had visitors, from literally all over the world!! thank you!! what a tremendous feeling. When your two favourite things to do are play the flute and write poetry…you could feel that you’re, well, like, obscure. But no…I am in touch with you! So what would you like to see more of here, World? Talk to me: in your language. 🙂 Holly