Friday, February 14, 2014

TOFINO BOUND!

Winter Beach taken by Chris Lowther
Chestermans Beach, with Lone Cone in the background

When you are in love with place,
the winds blow love your way.
Every day
begins and ends
with pure contentment.
The white, soft sand
blesses the bottoms of your boots,
and the dune grass burns golden
in the amber light just before dark,
when the sun goes down
behind the sea.

Your heart takes flight
on every eagle's wing,
when you are
in love with place,
and it knows
your name.

By now, even newcomers to this site must know of my love affair with Tofino on the wild West Coast of Vancouver Island. This morning I head up there for a few days of beach walking, and hanging with my friend Christine Lowther (poet extraordinaire and fellow cackler) There will be cackling for sure. And there will be a meeting of the Clayoquot Writers Group, of which I was a founding member Back in the Day, and I am apparently to be the guest of honor. Yippee.

So I will be offline for the weekend, but will be back, all rapturous, on Monday afternoon. The hardest part will be getting on the bus and leaving it all behind to come back here. Hopefully not for too long. I am still waiting for that move to happen, and am getting more than a titch impatient with all the Waiting.

Attention Universe: It is TIME!!!!!!

48 comments:

  1. Have a rocking, astounding, magnificent trip!! We love you so much!! Namaste!! Deep peace!!

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  2. Turn off your cell phone and have a wonderful Valentine weekend. Make sure you read this poem. I love the place knowing your name. Beautiful.

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  3. Enjoy!! How fun to be the guest of honor! I hope someone interviews you this time around!

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  4. smiles...know i told you last night, but have a great time...your heart is def there....

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  5. Have a wonderful weekend away, Sherry.

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  6. enjoy Sherry... when you find that place that makes your soul sing life is good...

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  7. Oh ml amiga, while we sit in silence of your voice we shall rejoice that this silence is of your joy. Tofino, embrace our friend . Whisper to her that we share her love of you

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  8. Howl wonderful. Enjoy the weekend and lavish in its abundance. The universe recognizes this as gratitude and will surely give you more. Have fun.

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  9. How beautiful and poetic! I dreamed myself away :-)

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  10. have a great trip! my friend, Doc Leslie, aka Dr. Leslie Lowcock, aka Les Anthony, writer, reptile expert, and skier extraordinaire, and possibly to your left on the political spectrum!, showed this event happening next weekend. I know you may not be there, but... http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/
    have a great trip! ~ Michael

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  11. enjoy your time there ~ take care Sherry & breathe in...

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  12. How wonderful for you, Sherry, to go there, to spend time with Christine, to be guest of honor. You deserve it. Looking forward to updates.
    Love, K

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  13. Sherry, the last stanza is perfection. "It knows your name"---indeed & i loved that. You & Tofino are having a wonderful relationship & it shows. Keep safe on the trip & most importantly, enjoy with a HUGE smile. Smiles.

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  14. I wish I could capture all the peace from the image in my heart...

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  15. "The winds blow love your way and Your heart takes flight on every eagle's wing" resonated with me. Have a great time.

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  16. Have a wonderful time Sherry! Unwinding even for a weekend can be most refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

    Hank

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  17. I'm in love with the description of that place. Powerful imagery!

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  18. The contentment of your words is lovely. A serene piece of writing.
    -HA

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  20. wishing you an amazing weekend. and by the way Tofino looks exquisite, much like your poem. ;)

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  21. wow lovely poem.i could feel love thru it. dxbnidblog

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  22. Ah Sherry - this one touched me deeply and brought tears for my beloved place - as all brilliant poetry might do this suceeds in illuminating your love and recalling one of my own - I loved this :)

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  23. Have a memorable week end Sherry...Tofino knows your name...

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  24. I will surely visit someday your nook of the world and enjoy its splendours Sherry. your pieces make the pictures all the more exquisite.

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  25. lovely, Sherry. The last stanza begs re-reading... so nice, so exhilarating and comforting at the same time.

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  26. Smiles and congratulations to you Sherry! Enjoy!

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  27. Enjoy this precious time Sherry… I understand well about places that know my heart.

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  28. Welcome back home faraway! As I always say :)

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  29. I love the wildness of your love as befits the place you love!! Enjoy!

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  30. To be in love with a place.. yes that is something I could sympathize with.. and what a nice opportunity for some poetic cackling.. love that..

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  31. Sherry,

    I think that it is safe to say that you have found a place of paradise:)
    I hope that you can maximise the intake of goodness you will receive from being at Tofino.
    Happy Days,
    Eileen:)

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  32. Enjoy your time in Tofino, Sherry! I do hope you can finally move there as you wish.

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  33. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Sherry. What a beautiful place! :)

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  34. Beautiful place Sherry, I loved the ending of your write a lot. Have fun ... :)

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  35. Great...have a wonderful trip, Sherry!

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  36. Waiting is very hard...nothing I like less. I know you will love your visit!!!

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  37. It WILL happen - you have convinced me.

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  38. Yes...your love for it shines through this lovely write. I hope you get your wish!

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  39. I'm hoping to find a place like that one day...right now, any place that isn't my day job can substitute.

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I so appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.
Thank you so much. I will be over to see you soon!