Archive for December, 2018


· It was around articles of clothing – some iconic, that all begun. Sweaters crammed with scarfs, intricate patterns; patterns of simplicity, combined bodies of many stories, familiar blends and interlocking seasons. Transformation.

· Advantage winter; colors suggesting new starts, natural wools, sharp tones – long and winding stories of fairies, spirits and the occasional angels, clean, surfacing mystical trees and the nearby sacred grounds of the death. Winter can be painfully cold, or surprisingly mild, and when that is the case, life seems to feel lighter, friendlier. Illumination.

· Some of our favorite places have become antique shops – in fact, we live not too far from a few, and when the weather is gentle, the sky clear and sunny, they become one of our weekly walks of discovery. Fascinating journeys to treasures of lore, curiosities & memory lanes, anywhere between yesterday and 100 years plus. Manifesting.

· She is familiar to me now; her shawls, gloves, warm hands, reassuring me the air is fresh, breathable; our heritages as transparent as new. Lighting up my world from season to season, her presence inspires me to be a gentler man.

· I am trying hard not to disappoint her or our ancestors. They keep a close eye on us, I know. I pray our treasure hunts and journey of discovery continue; for, there are many “antiques” shops around – that’s where the accommodating invisible worlds awaits – and, honestly; we are just beginning.

© Leo Campos Aldunez

Edmonton, AB (Canada)

Music: Mama Africa Mixer ©


TODAY > Here & Now | By Robin Sharma

TODAY > HERE & NOW | Today is a gift. The past is an illusion and the future is unknown. And so, I am leveraging this day to express my talents, elevate my genius and serve the world. When I feel afraid, I continue. When I am criticized, I persist. When I face a wall, I overcome. When I am tired, I rest. I now understand, that all great pursuits demand unusual focus, deep devotion and uncommon hope. If world-class was easy, everyone would be doing it. And so I commit to the process. Knowing that each day is my life in miniature. And as I craft each day, so I construct my life.

Today this day, I am kind.

Today, this day, I radiate optimism.

Today, this day, I go the extra mile.

Today, this day, I do work that wows.

Today, this day, I celebrate my loved ones.

Trivial pursuits never dilute my attention. Energy vampires never steal my time.

And old disappointments never dim my fire. I am a lion, not a sheep. A leader, not a follower. A victor, not a victim.

This day is all I have.

I’ll elevate my Mind-set.

I’ll calibrate my Heart-set.

I’ll iterate my Health-set.

And I’ll recreate my Soul-set.

So that I model possibility > today.

So that I exemplify audacity > today.

And so that I’ll walk with dignity > today.

This is my day. Now is my time. > today

By Robin Sharma ©