In the weeks before traveling to British Columbia to see two major exhibitions of paintings by Emily Carr—one of Canada’s most celebrated and fascinating artists—I read and researched everything I could about her.
The decision to travel to British Columbia this past November was an impulsive one, uncharacteristic of my ‘long-range planning’ approach to life acquired during my career as a public school administrator. My invitation to do so appeared on the front page of the New York Times Travel Section on October 2, 2017, with the headline: “Vancouver Island, Through an Artist’s Eyes.”
On this Thanksgiving Day, 2017, I wish you good food, friends and family; gratitude and grace; and “The Peace of Wild Things,” a poem by Wendell Berry, taken from One Hundred Graces. My husband always reads a selection from this collection at the start of each holiday meal that our family is blessed to share… Read More