Enchanted islands are hard to understand,' he said. 'I've always thought that. It worried me even as a child. The trouble is that you can never be sure where the enchantment begins and where it ends. – Robert Aickman, #cowichanvalley#vancouverisland#britishcolumbia
I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one's comprehension; for rivers, beautiful, yet fugitive and elusive; but especially for marshes, teeming with all that mysterious life of the creatures that haunt them. A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own permanent denizens, its passing visitors, its voices, its sounds, its own strange mystery.
- Guy de Maupassant
R E F L E C T “What is currently out of reach should be the lesser of my worries”...this is something that I’m trying to remind myself daily, to let go of the things I have no control over but things took a turn with my father last weekend. I felt like I almost lost him, Pneumonia and Sepsis crept up out of nowhere. Being out here when something Like that happens to a family member can be devastating and it has had a devastating affect on the way I’ve been thinking about everything. I’ve been away for home now for two whole years, no physical contact with my mother, my father, my sister, my grandparents...nothing but FaceTime and phone calls. I never thought I’d ever have the strength to move away from home but once I took the final step it felt amazing, I can’t deny that my heart and home is here and this is where I’m fighting to stay but when everything is up in the air like it is now and hearing that my Dad had fallen this ill scared the heck out of me. I want to rush home so bad but in doing so I give up everything I’ve put in to being here. He shakes everything off as if it never happened, typical traits that run through my own veins which only frustrates me more. Reading this back makes me wonder wether I should post something so personal but I’ve lived my entire life speaking my thoughts and feelings, encouraging others to speak about there struggles in order to help best understand themselves so for now I’ll keep my word. 📷 @heyhelloheather .
Misty mountains in Hope ⛰ Tomorrow I will be heading to an exciting destination near Salmon Arm, and I’m in need of some recommendations for the must see spots in this area. I can’t wait to share exactly where we are going so stay tuned!