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Just Keep Creating!

In the wake of what happened in Paris, I would like to add my voice to the millions of others and offer my condolences to the families of the artists killed and their loved ones. My late husband was a … Continue reading

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Happy Breathing!

I hadn’t realized how true Anton Chekhov was when he wrote:  “Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”  For the past few months now, I am facing a crisis. The problem of the … Continue reading

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Say Yes Quickly

I grew up in Lebanon at a time when people didn’t have much understanding about art and were bullied for being Artists. As a child and later as a teenager I had this passion and love for writing and writers. … Continue reading

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But If We Wait

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, let’s go.”  Lemony Snicket A few years after settling in Montreal, … Continue reading

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If Only

Not long after I had moved to Montreal, at a social gathering, my friend introduced me to this great woman, a university lecturer and writer who reminded me so much of Simone De Beauvoir. A few months later, I met … Continue reading

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Harmony

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton When I read this quote last night in my ‘quotes notebook’ I thought of my late husband. I didn’t need to read a quote to think … Continue reading

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There Is No Other Life

Ever since my husband passed away I have kept his email account. And once a day in the early morning after checking my emails I check his account. I know that after six months this may seem ridiculous to many. … Continue reading

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