Gone and back

January 24, 2010 § 5 Comments

When I first arrived in September

I discovered

the garden at AQ,

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which held

among its tall bushes

a delightful secret

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There were the little things too,

like leaves

in shapes I had never seen before.

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I went to grouse for the big things.

It was a mountain.

On my way up I thought

maybe I would fall and die.

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But no.

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In October

I was soon hanging onto dear life again

this time quite happily

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on the way to see the whales.

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Then I went to the rockies where

I fell in love with the mountains and the lakes

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gurgling brooks,

grazing cows,

and funnily,

christmas trees covered in snow.

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All too soon we were back in school

But Halloween comforted with her other delights.

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In November

on the way to whistler

I beheld

the untouchable beauty of Shannon falls

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which brought alive for me

the notion that the destination’s not everything.

Amidst the dreary rains of vancouver’s november also

I seized a sunny day, so rare

and went to Stanley Park myself.

I saw there a fallen tree to climb

which in excitement I scrambled up

How I love trees, fallen ones included.

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In december

just when I thought maybe I was done with discovering

I walked onto the rooftop

towards the mountains

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I never knew you could just climb onto the rooftop to reach beauty.

Sometimes you have to travel though

and travel I did

to New York

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Washington

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Niagara falls

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vineyards

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through doors I never thought I would enter

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into the glorious places within

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I should mention it involved lots of snow

The tiny flake you see when you look over your shoulder…

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and others you sink your boots into.

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The last day in school was ironically

a day of further discoveries

Amidst the packing

I spent it staring

this time more closely

at the sunrise

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at the snow

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Even the unoccupied benches looked beautiful to me DSC02644

As the time ticked away

I was overcome by nostalgia

sitting in the kitchen

looking outside the window…

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4 months away

but I’m back now.

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Into the land of good food

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sunny days

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and I guess most importantly,

family

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and who can forget,

friends.

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