Monday, January 25, 2010

Can you feel it?

The feeling of Change in the air is palpable, my friends.

I don't know about your neck of the woods, but here in Toronto, change-with-a-capital-C seems to be happening everywhere. There are big things happening within and without me.

For instance, my grandmother called me on Saturday and asked me to come visit her. When I arrived at her house a few hours later, we talked on a more genuine level about one another and our family than we ever have. This is the grandmother that usually laments that no one cares for her anymore, no one calls, no one comes over, etc. Something in her has shifted and allowed her to make the call to me and simply ask for what she wanted. This is a big deal on my mother's side of the family.

I don't know what is causing this ripple of change, but I do have one idea. Often, in the spring, with warmer air blowing through the city, everyone (including me) gets all riled up and ready to go. This makes sense, no? People were meant to be outside, so when they can finally go outside comfortably again and everything is lush and green, it makes you want to try for things. The blood starts pumping in your veins and all of the sudden you can quit your job or pick up that instrument or call that person or whatever. Well, this winter (January in particular) has been unseasonably warm. Today the temperature reached a balmy 7 degrees celcius. If I had to guess the time of year, without any knowledge of what the calendar date is, I'd say it's near the end of March. And that is right on schedule with that amped- up feeling that comes with the beginning of spring...the one that makes change happen.

What do you think? Is there change all around you too?


  1. I can't believe g did that! but i'm so happy she did! by the way, i read your blog for the first time last week, when you told me about it. i was going to tell you about it on the weekend, but since we didn't talk, i'll tell you now- this is great! keep doing it.

  2. I know, right? So unlike her! But it was really nice. I'll tell you more about it when we talk.

    Thanks for the encouragement too.

    Love you!

  3. Oh yes, here in Vancouver the world is arriving expecting to see snow for some winter olympics! But we have no odd. It feels just like spring.

  4. Of course! I didn't think about BC and the Olympic factor. People naturally assume we are buried in snow in the winter and then, finally, all these people are coming to our country and...nothing! It's pretty funny.

    It is now a chilly -17 in Toronto, but still no snow.

  5. I'm happy you let the word out about this blog, that's a pretty good ch-ch-change


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