Friday, November 18, 2005

A salmon for Kathryn

A heart felt thank you to the soul that left a copy of the new issue of The High Tide on my backdoor. It's probably been close to two years since the last issue came out. It's perfectly timed.

Walking a dear friend today, talking about the state of things on this island and the kinds of questions we might ask of one another led me to reflect on this quote, from architect Christopher Alexander on the "quality that has no name":

Places which have this quality, invite this quality to come to life in us...It is a self-supporting, self-maintaining, generating quality. It is quality of life. And we must seek it, for our own sakes, in our surroundings, simply in order that we can, ourselves, become alive.

With the sun shining in the forest, the salmon running and the winter held at bay a little, it is a great day to come alive on Bowen.

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