Everyday Magic

Late Spring 2020, I began taking photos and shooting short videos in response to rolling bouts of extreme anxiety. It didn’t take long for me to discover that closely observing nature was the best way to calm my frazzled, distressed brain. Week after week, for over a year, I kept up the practice, occasionally sharing some of the images via social media. The other day I decided to dump a bunch of my favourite moments from that experiment into iMovie and wound up with sixteen minutes of what I call “everyday magic.” Nearly all the photos and clips were shot

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outstretched wings

A heavy fall of snow respects the cottage of St. Eumachus of Perigord (sixth century). One rigorous winter day, while St. Eumachus was occupied in prayer for the clergy and people of Perigord, a heavy storm of snow fell on all the surrounding country, but not a single flake fell on the cottage or in the little garden plot of St. Eumachus. We are told that an eagle with outstretched wings brooded over the cottage and garden, and protected them. – Les Petits Bollandistes, vol. ii. p. 414 (1880) I read that passage during our most recent snowstorm in Scots Bay

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