Digressions by D’reen
- Category: June/July 2012
- Published on Friday, 25 May 2012 19:37
Hi dear readers: This may be the last column I write as a resident of Orillia. I don’t know if the editor will want news from the big city. If she does, my fee will of course, rise!
After sixteen lovely years here I am returning to Toronto to live with a beautiful man I have only known for nearly fifty years. I always was a risk-taker! And I am returning to the same neighbourhood in which the editor and her siblings were raised…so it all feels very familiar, and very, very sweet. Therefore, ANOTHER fine house is now on the market. Anna’s having sold, you must now turn your attention to this sweet bungalow, with additions, only two blocks from the hospital. I have loved living here. It is an unusual layout, and my hope is that someone who’s tired of the predictability of most homes, will discover and treasure it. I could be out by the end of June and want to be in Toronto by September, to commence my musical work there. Dave Nicholls of Royal LePage has the listing.
We had a glorious Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival. The participants sang beautifully for a splendid adjudicator. David Buley got back to his home in Sudbury at midnight of the final day and immediately sent me an effusive email about the joy of hearing such splendid music-making. It’s a wonderful experience to sing for a man who so much loves song.
Hasn’t it been a…different spring? After that week of intense heat, which started things too early, the coolness has certainly prolonged the growth, allowing us to revel even longer, as plants and trees very gradually unfold into eventual summer splendour. A friend suggested it has been more like an English spring. I’m loving it. And there is a metaphor here, about my, happily, long life. To begin something new, now, and to feel such peace and happiness, is a gift, well-earned, I think. I could go on and on about living life to the fullest daily, love being the most important thing there is, pain signifying growth, honesty being vital…but I would probably be edited! No regrets…just gratitude and excitement. Blessings….Dreen.