This post was written last December, while visiting my family
in Toronto, Canada. I've been particularly homesick this year,
as I won't be spending Christmas in my beloved hometown,
where my daughter, Liberty, is now living.
Hope you enjoy my sweet holiday memories
of Christmases Past!
For anyone who shares their time, albeit,
unequally, between two beloved countries,
cities, even villages, home is sometimes
a difficult place to locate.
|Toogood Pond, Unionville, Ontario, Canada|
And so, here we are, 'across the pond'!
My sister and her family live in Unionville,
a charming little hamlet just outside Toronto,
which boasts a pond all its own,
home to various wildlife like the
famous Canada Geese, ducks and fish.
It is in this quaint and cozy suburban village,
where we have the pleasure of taking
long, leisurely walks around
in forest-like landscapes,
the foliage still glowing with
memories of fall in the afternoon sun.
The other day, on a stroll amid waterfalls
and marshlands, I stood on a bridge,
gazing into the still flowing,
not yet frozen water below,
wondering what the future may
hold, and thankful for good health,
and loved ones, near and far, in the present.
Longing, and belonging, are perhaps
one and the same, when you know and love
two countries that can be found on a map,
and people closest to you,
deep in your heart.
Thanks for visiting!
All images: Poppy View,
except 2nd from top