Thursday, September 24, 2020
Living
We had some fun at the Society of York Region Artists 2015 Exhibit at Aurora Cultural Centre. Perhaps I underestimated him that day. “Why are you smiling?” I often ask. “What are you thinking about?” I curiously ask again if he does not respond. He is six years...
Christmas
It would shortly be Christmas and all through the dayI was thinking and wondering what I should say.The world was so different; it was quite a surprise.Should l be honest; would that be wise. The Middle East mess can keep me up at night,And...
I told her 'how much I missed photographing people'. The last few months all I have been mainly doing is photographing buildings going down and buildings going up in our Town. Everything is changing so fast around us. I often forget that I am changing too. So...
A perfect pit stop for graffiti artists, an abandoned industrial building near the rail tracks. Not sure if the industrial building that is seen from Industrial Parkway here in Aurora, near Sheppard's Bush Conservation area, is abandoned. Maybe it isn't. It is however a deteriorated white building,...
Ice Man
Christmas Down the sweeping stretch of time it comesthrough eons of water, ice and fire.Scraped earth is sifted, covered with rubble and swamp,then prairie grasses, bold flowers and towering treesthat stand as majestic and mighty as gods.Tiny creatures, that crawl in the coming...
By John Abel. Let me write about local Aurora talent today. Each community has it’s own unique identity. Subtle, between neighboring communities, but as we pass through regions and the provinces there are significant, distinct differences. When I was in Halifax last year, I...
Ice Man
The Ice Man Soft air, wine sweet with heady, floral scent,slippery seeds of watermelon season,sidewalks fry-an-egg sizzling hot,and then came the ice wagon. Mr. Case, on his high seat,coming down Kennedy Streetover the hot, chewable-soft tar,wearing his deer skin apron.With...
Multiculturalism
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Thoughts on multiculturalism, and cake. Have you ever gotten to the party, after the cake was served? You knew they had cake, but you didn’t get to eat it. I feel a bit like that right now. As drops of...
Today, the feeling of hot summer days can only be duplicated by wearing a winter jacket and boots. But last summer, I recall the hot days and cool, sometimes sticky, music-filled evenings at the Town Park - Aurora's Concerts in the Park. I was on a mission to...
Goal
"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive."~ Jamais Cascio