lyef & thymes

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Oh Baby. I have a new computer. I followed in my good buddy Jeremy's footsteps and bought an ACER Aspire 3000, which means that I can get back into the swing of updating my various blogs.

So we will start here. I am living in Toronto again, and have been for just over a week. I have seen and visitted with many of my good friends from the City, and have enjoyed that.

I am enjoying my new environs, but I am also already feeling the grind of a new place, new ideas, new pressures, and new freedoms. For example, I need to relax. I am so fond of doing doing doing, and now have come to think that what I really need to do is rest, to chill out for a while and just be. I think that I have taken refuge in my many activities, skills, loves, and passions. Doing the stuff took the place of being myself. So I am hoping to re-learn how to just be.

And for that matter, I am now in a setting where there is SO much more to do that it becomes a little more challenging to leave time for being still, for contemplative prayer, for chilling, as they say.

So we will see if the country boy turned city man has what it takes to be real, to be himself in the bright lights of the big smoke. Can the river that spoke "peace" in St. Stephen keep speaking to me here? I think it can. I think it will.


At 6:49 p.m., Blogger wilsonian said...

It will if you make room for it :)

At 9:28 p.m., Anonymous Jeremy Wright said...

So glad you're alright and alive mate. Been worried (not really, but y'know).

Rock the big city big boy, and see you in Quebec City ;-)

At 9:49 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's good to have you back Jake-oh.

And you'll adapt-you're quite the adaptive guy. As well, you never burned your bridges or cut off your roots here-in fact you made some more over the summers when you were around (such as myself and Jamie and I'm sure many others).

And just last Sunday night you contributed to the prophetic thing-fit right in-it was awesome.

So yeah good to have you back-we'll make a city man outta you yet Jake-Oh.


At 10:48 a.m., Blogger Andrew G said...

that river of peace is still there...

remember that still waters run deep

From the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:

"A person’s calm exterior often conceals great depths of character, just as the deepest streams can have the smoothest surfaces."

At 12:34 p.m., Blogger Jon L said...

It is easy to get caught up in DODO as you say, but always remember to relax. It is very important, especially around here.

At 12:38 a.m., Blogger Michael said...

Come get a "peace" of our river up here in O'ville - HEH!!!

So what's the deally-o?

At 10:31 a.m., Blogger Michael said...

BTW - You need to update your profile as you no longer live in St Stephen ;)

At 11:58 a.m., Blogger Stephanie said...

Give yourself time to adjust :o)


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