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First snow

28 September 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Though the snow has crept up and down the mountains around the cabin, it has remained indecisive; unsure whether or not to commit to the task.

And so it was on a road trip that River first encountered real snow. ...[Read More]

Silver lining

26 September 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

The early mornings in Donald are probably my favourite time.

 

There seems to be a quiet potential in the air.

 

It is too early to be sad about lost sunshine, rolling clouds or the chores that are amassing on the periphery of your mind. ...[Read More]

Natural way of things

25 September 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Everything comes to an end, and nothing seems to be forever; I guess it is just the natural way of things.

 

In a way it is a blessing – because without the knowledge that things are finite, there would be no reason for us to know appreciation. ...[Read More]

Eve of a wedding

13 August 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

On the eve of my brother’s wedding, I stare off the deck at the cabin, think of my family, and ponder what it means to be married.

 

Owen and Mark are tying the knot on my mother’s farm in the north of Scotland. In a beautiful, special place that will always be home. ...[Read More]

Marriage

10 August 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Something that always seemed courageous and inspiring to me, the meaning of marriage has undoubtedly changed over time.

 

Where does the union belong in a world that has moved on from the strict forms of familial set-up, from the archaic notions of gender roles, from the religious connotations that supposedly founded its very roots? ...[Read More]