Let the Light In

by Gillian on April 13, 2014

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Spring always brings on a feeling of transformation.

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What Do You Want?

by Gillian on April 10, 2014

Sometimes I find it really hard to pin down what I want.  Sometimes gathering photos helps to gather your thoughts.  While I have lofty ambitions for my career and my future these are the clearest ones for me right now.

Adventure / Love / My own apartment / Creative work / Outdoors / The water / A Husky / To ride a bike

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Sweet Darkness

by Gillian on April 9, 2014

The sun is creeping into my room and I have a freshly brewed cup of Stumptown to start the day. I’m feeling good. I came across this drawing this morning and was reminded of this precious poem.  A quote from this snuck it’s way into my high school grad message (anything or anyone/that does not bring you alive/is too small for you).  I’m about to immerse in some long days on set so I’ll be writing when I can.  I hope that Spring is settling into your skin and you can find the light in your own sweet darkness.

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And Now I’ll Do What’s Best for Me

April 4, 2014

Somewhere in all of it I have started to lose myself.  

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Take Me Home

March 24, 2014

Take Me Home

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What If, For a Moment

March 17, 2014

What if we savoured every bite?  And allowed the textures, the flavours, the sweet, the salty, the heat, and the nostalgia to sit on our tongues for a moment, even two, before swallowing. What if we never got drunk?  We could drink our wine with so much patience and pleasure that it would wrap its […]

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10 Signs You’re a Gypsy

March 3, 2014

It no longer weirds you out to wake up somewhere unfamiliar. You regularly hand people the wrong currency. You are always saying “Excuse me” in the wrong language (“Pardon!”) You have a collection of SIM cards you are doing your best not to lose. You often find yourself walking down the street, in a bus […]

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L’Apéro

February 25, 2014

One of my favourite French traditions is l’heure de l’apéro. Here’s a cozy little snack and pre-dinner drink you can throw together with minimal effort.  Bon Appétit!

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I Went Back West

February 23, 2014

It’s five in the morning in Vancouver. While most of my neighbours are up watching the hockey game I woke up at four in the morning for no reason at all.  My insomniac ways are still sticking to me like the East Coast snow. I left the icy streets of Toronto and flew West.  I […]

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Love or Something Like It

February 12, 2014

If I love you, I will not tell you to “be mine.” I will tell you “Be yourself.  Make mistakes.  Love the whole world, and I will love you no matter what.” I will not ask you to change your plans for me.  Live your life.  If you’ve got a passion follow it.  Let it […]

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