Monday, June 24, 2013

Oh, Canada

So, I received a hilarious email from a reader today that I won't share here, but suffice it to say that it gave me an enormous laugh, and in lieu of a good-bye post as I leave for Canada** later this afternoon, I'll leave you with this song of Joni Mitchell's. To N who sent me the email, Joni is one part of the Holy Trinity that includes Bob Dylan and Van Morrison:

**I am going on a one-week respite trip, awarded to me through a grant from the organization I am beyond grateful.


  1. One of the best songs and recordings in the history of the universe.
    Now be safe, you.

  2. Although my mom never maintained her duel citizenship, I know to this day, if I were able to ask her, and oh how I wish could ask her, she would say, she was Canadian and there was her home. Always.

    Safe travels my friend and may this trip be all that you hoped and dreamed it to be.

  3. Journey mercies, Elizabeth. May your week feel like a month!

  4. Have a great rejuvenating time. Jealous

  5. Enjoy, enjoy and send me a postcard! Blog mail is fine.

  6. I pray you have a joy-filled, peace-filled time, Elizabeth. You deserve it! Read favorite books, pamper yourself, meditate and rejuvenate spiritually, etc.

    Carrie T.

  7. I'm so happy for you that you get this time away to recharge. You deserve it! Hope to hear some wonderful stories, post trip.

  8. Enjoy your trip! Fabulous song!

    (One of the interesting aspects of the Joni Mitchell interview I wrote about the other day was her criticism of Bob Dylan!)

  9. we listen to joni mitchell's court and spark no less than 50K a day as it ALWAYS calms calvin, no matter what. of recent, it has begun to inspire him to poop. i think i'll write her a letter.

  10. have a wonderful respite--elizabeth! may you have days filled with ....nothing.

  11. You are going to be so filled with greeny green lush green and blue sky and lowering clouds and the smell of green everywhere that your eyes will change color and your stress with fly right up out of your head. I adore Heather M. and you are so deserved of this richeness of green I can't think of anyone who would appreciate it more.

  12. May you travel safely, arrive refreshed,
    And live your time away to its fullest;
    Return home more enriched, and free
    To balance the gift of days which call you.

    John O'Donohue

    * This bit of poetry has been living on my kitchen bulletin board for months if not years, just so I could send it your way.

  13. You are so deserved of this wonderful trip. I wish you a restful and magical experience!



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