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Jittery and abrupt, this man takes no time to be patient. His body quivers with the anticipation of his daily coffee. It is not the happy quiver of excitement that consumes him, but the shakes of a man seeking an escape. I never knew that coffee could be an escape but I suppose it may be for some.
His eyes jump out at me as he asks for his regular coffee and he tells me all the woes that have ruined his day. It is only 9 am and he has no optimism for what may come. His coffee is a centimeter too high in his cup, his voice grows. I dump it out and it becomes too low. Finally the perfect height is reached and he pays, demanding a receipt. I smile anyways and he gives me a look which is neither friendly or unkind. He holds that look for a long moment before finally turning away.
I watch him leave and walk a few meters from the shop. He lights a cigarette and stares off into traffic. His windbreaker jacket is an awkward shade of blue and stands out amongst the many people walking by. I then notice the way his faded baseball cap makes his graying tufts of hair stick out at awkward angles. Staring at him, I can’t help but wonder about this man and what created him into such an awkward character. However, there is one thing I am sure of… he will be back in 20 minutes for his free refill.
I am so happy that it is finally February! We have finally made it over the hump and are on our way into Spring (some of us later rather than sooner, but hey, it’s still on it’s way). The northern winters can be a bit long… or should I say very long? Either way, this winter was one of the best ones in a long time and I am very thankful… especially since hiking season is on it’s way!
I am starting to itch with anticipation because there are only so many snow pictures you can take and most of the inspiration for writing is a little dark with the lack of sun. However, I am quite happy with the pictures I did take this winter (some of which I have already shared with you in previous posts). My boyfriend had purchased me a Nikon for our two-year anniversary in December and after seeing how amazing the winter pictures are, I am insanely excited to see what it can do with the beautiful colours of summer.
I know that I have not been writing as much lately but I am dying to get back on it. Especially now that months with holidays are here!! So expect some talk of food and some other new categories for this blog. I think it’s good to shake things up a bit and keep it new. What do you think?
I would also like to find out if you guys would like some more Yukon posts. I know in other parts of the world where I live is considered rather interesting and so if you have something you would like to see or hear about let me know and I will do my best to make it happen 🙂
Anyways happy February!! I am definitely excited for this year and what it holds.
Sometimes it’s really hard to not think about the question “why”. It lingers in the dusty cupboard in the back room of all of our minds. Why?
Why am I here? Why are you here? Why? And there are no answers, only the whimsical theories of mysterious men.
Spirituality, I find, is often hard to comprehend. Why is one spirituality deemed better over another? Why is spirituality deemed wrong if it is not the same as our own? Why?
Why is my spirituality better? Why is yours? Why? And there are no answers, just the closed-minded theories of those unwilling to admit that they ask why too.
Everything is deemed destiny by few. Some others do not agree. Why would each of our lives have a purpose? Why is it not just a big soup of nonsense? And if it is, why does it exist? Why?
Why is my life important? Why do you take part in it? And there are no answers, just bangle-wearing women with foggy crystal balls and tarot cards.
And who really knows if there’s a god? Who really cares? And who really knows how far science can go? Who?
Maybe nothing I see is here and maybe there is no purpose. If that is so then why the need for survival? Why the fight? Why the passion, the fear, the dreams? Why the music and the screams? Why do I run, and why do I seek, the answers to why, oh why, oh why?
I didn’t even know this was a thing… especially since I am still quite fresh in the community. Either way, knowing that someone likes my blog enough to nominate me makes me feel very warm and happy inside. Thank you Conquer Your Emotions for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award!
For anyone who does not know what this award is, go here : http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/
To accept the award, there are some rules to follow which are thankfully quite simple 🙂 :
I. Thank the person who nominated you and share a link to their blog.
II. There are 10 questions given by the nominee before you that you must answer.
III. You have to choose 10 of your favourite blogs (that have less than 200 followers) and notify them of their nomination.
IV. You now must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
So now to answer the questions I have been given by Conquer Your Emotions:
1. What is your passion?
Well, I actually have many passions so this is a little difficult. I would say my top two passions are writing and spending time nature though.
2. What is a place you would like to travel?
Travel is something that boils in my blood and I really would love to travel everywhere and learn of all the different cultures. If I had to pick just one though it would be Tahiti. I think I pick that mainly because it is very cold where I am haha.
3. How has writing affected your life?
Writing hasn’t really affected my life. It IS my life. I have been writing since before I knew the alphabet (making up symbols and writing stories haha) and my mum read to me from the very beginning of my life. her reading to me gave me a great respect for words and I am very thankful for that because I believe that writing is who I am and I’m not sure where I would be without it.
4. What is your favorite dish, food, or place to eat?
Oh my haha I LOVE food. I would say that all food is my favourite food but that wouldn’t be a proper answer to the question now would it? If I had to narrow it down I think it would be stir fry because it can incorporate many things such as noodles, veggies, meats, and everything else wonderful 🙂
5. What is your biggest goal for the new year?
My biggest goal for the New Year would be to start making more choices with ME in mind. I worry too much of other people’s wants and will often forget my own.
6. Do you feel like it is important to connect with nature?
Yes. I believe that nature is a vital part of us as human beings. It is always so grounding to just go lay in it and let the breeze caress your face and play with your hair. Connecting with nature is so intimate on such a different level and I find that very magical.
7. What is something you have anyways wanted to do, but haven’t?
I always thought it would be really awesome to bike across Canada (my home country). It would take forever and make me broke but I long for an incredible journey such as that so hopefully it something I can and will do sooner rather than later 🙂
8. What is your favorite type of animal?
I like giant squid, turtles, and cats not necessarily in that order.
9. Is there a person who is very inspirational to you?
A person who is really inspirational to me… that would have to be my father. He lives his life the way he wants to and he is so happy without needing very much. My dad is very creative and adventurous and never takes no for an answer. However, that is just one inspiration of many though because in all honesty, the whole world inspires me. Everyone is inspiring, even if they are just a stranger on the bus. Never underestimate others, they all have incredible stories.
10. What are some of your hobbies?
Well I write, knit, draw, paint (sometimes), workout (run, snowshoe, yoga etc. not as much lately though but plan on getting back into it), read, make jewelry, and pretty much any crafty hobby that comes my way 🙂
Thank you again for the nomination Conquer Your Emotions 😀
Now for my nominees I have your questions right here:
I. If you could do one anything right now, what would that one thing be?
II. What are the 5 things closest to you physically right now?
III. What drives/motivates you?
IV. What would your perfect day look like?
V. What is something you have always wanted to do but haven’t done?
VI. What is your favourite childhood memory?
VII. What is your favourite food?
VIII. What do you like doing when you want to be alone?
IX. If you had a time machine, where would you go?
X. What are five of your favourite anythings?
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