Little Fires Everywhere

Monday, December 25, 2017



LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng is a tightly woven web of intersecting lives of characters impacted by child bearing and rearing.  Ng's writing is poignant and precise: "The firemen said there were little fires everywhere...Multiple points of origin.  Possible use of accelerant.  Not an accident."  The book itself is fire.



Winter is a ripe time for reading - especially for reading a book that is captivating and expands one's point of view.  Before I began LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, I kept saying that I needed a book that would keep me engrossed in it - a page turner.  This was just that.  The premise is fertile and the story is excellently crafted.  Tributaries keep running out from the main plot line, intersecting and running back to the main story line to enhance it.  It is well written and worth all of the attention it has received lately.





Toronto, I think I Like You

Wednesday, December 20, 2017



The first time I visited Toronto, Ontario, it rained nearly the entire time.  It was March: a cold wind blew in off of the lake.  The land was flat and the sky was so gray, and as a result, I misjudged the city.  When I arrived for the second time, it was a clear day and the sky over the lake was vibrant and expansive.  The people here always seem very friendly.  I set out to walk around the city and headed toward the old town, looping down by the water on my way back into the entertainment district.






We ate at Patria and were not disappointed. There was something so cozy about Toronto in the winter.  It felt like everyone there was synced up - the Toronto locals are on the whole superficially friendlier than New York locals appear to be.











Maybe it is March I want to avoid, and not Toronto.  I went for a meditation/qi gong retreat and found the entire weekend greatly healing.  On top of the retreat, I finally felt space that I needed.  I went swimming, I stayed in on Saturday night and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and watched Arrival.  I felt nourished and regenerated.
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