You Spin Me Round

Okay, week 6 of isolating is upon me.

Like many, I am very cooped up at home, venturing out for necessities, only.

I’d prefer to run in the wind, wild and free.

But, we must flatten the curve!

Anyway, I’m determined to have some fun. So, while Covid spins us sadly around,

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I’m spinning the spin, until we win!

Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: Birdo & Ness

Blue Wolf

I fell in love with this classic piece of alley art the second I laid eyes on it!

I shot from across the oddly busy alley, by a parked car. Parked cars offer a huge bit of protection from moving traffic.

The car also worked well for reflections. Note the woman’s face at the bottom of the reflection. This is from a mural I posted last year, & it’s on the side street. Cool, huh?

Then I shot strange angles from the side of the street the mural was painted on.

Pics taken by Resa – March 8, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Share the Light

Our friend Francina – Poetry and Art wrote a post, Share the Light .

To view Francina’s post, click on pic!

Francina asks, “Why don’t we all share the light as a sign of hope? We can do this by posting for instance an image of a candle, a lamp, the light of a lighthouse etc. etc. in a blog post with the heading: Share the Light.”

 Many of our blog pals have posted a “Share the Light” and Francina has reblogged them. I hope more join in with a post, and don’t forget to link to Francina’s blog!

She quotes the refrain from Leonard Cohen’s ANTHEM (1982) For those who don’t know it, here is the poet, himself. His opening statement also applies today.

 

ANTHEM
The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be
Yeah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free
Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see
I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
You can add up the parts
You won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart to love will come
But like a refugee
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
With permission (required) from the photographer © Paul Orenstein.

I ❤️ Support Workers

Who ever thought the food industry could become a dangerous business?

We gotta eat, right?

I sit and think how grateful I am for everything so many are doing to keep life rolling along this very bumpy Coronavirus road.

Bakers still bake bread.

Deliveries need to be made to store, and direct to homes. Truckers with big rigs and drivers in vans are all more important than ever, now.

I’m thankful for First Responders: Firefighters, EMS & Police.

Thank you to farmers who must keep our food growing!

Artist: Hubert Theroux
Artist: Hubert Theroux

Public transportation is still running in Toronto, but there’s not a lot of riders, as people  work from home  a lot  these  days.

Someone has to drive these things, and I thank them!

There’s more! Pharmacists, Sanitation workers, Postal workers, public works such as water, electricity and many I can’t think of right now….OH! the wine store workers. Thank you! Let me know in comments who I missed, and I will add them!

What’s that saying I hear a lot of these days? “We’ll all get through this, together!”

Pics taken by Resa – 2014 – 2020

Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada

Artists:

Hubert Theroux &

My Thank You Tribute to Resa

OMG! Check out this thank you tribute from our own dear Lonely! The art is fabulous, and the sentiment fabulouser! I really never expected such a beautiful gift. So, please join me, as I revel in this sweet gesture, and all the art. Thank you, Lonely! 💜

The Lonely Author

My Thank You Tribute To Resa

Not so long ago, my dizzy spells and skull pounding headaches returned, breaking my spirit. Like an angel in the night (or out of an alley) Resa delivered a post dedicated to me. This beautiful gesture returned light and hope to my little hut.

Laguna Gri Gri is one of the Dominican Republic’s major bird sanctuaries, set along a peaceful lagoon flanked by thick mangroves. When I took these photos, my intention was to contribute a series of murals to Resa’ inspiring blog. Sadly, my health and the lockdown due to the virus extinguished my plans.

I will do my best to do this in Resa’s unique, artistic tour guide style.

This serious faced native who Lonely Author decided to name The Serious Faced Native is the first face we see as we enter the santuary. I believe the artist wanted to convey the…

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I ❤️ Health Care Workers

There are many health care workers who are WP bloggers. They are working tirelessly, to fight Coronavirus. This post is dedicated to them, and all health care workers on the front lines.

I found this on the side of a pharmacy about 2.5 years ago. I figured it must have something to do with medicine.

Recently, I bumped into the mural on Instagram. I followed the links, and it turns out it is a graffiti remix of Dali’s painting of “Madonna of Port Lligat”

It seems perfect for this tribute. My most sincere & deepest thank you’s, to all of you who take care of all of us!

Pics taken by Resa – September, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s): Javid Jah w/Luvsumone & XYZ

Looks like modern hi-tech medicine to me.

Link to the 1949 painting Study of Madonna of Port Lligat

Link to the 1950 painting Madonna of Port Lligat

NEXT POST DEDICATED TO FOOD CHAIN WORKERS!

Only The Lonely

This post is dedicated to Drew, The Lonely Author!

Lonely, as I like to call him, has been resting up in the Dominican Republic.  After a couple of heart attacks, he now awaits surgery.

Restless, I went for an alley walk (no problem keeping social distance in the alleys) and was rewarded with 3 fab garage doors. The moment I laid eyes on this painting, I thought of Lonely.

I have no idea what he looks like, but I know how he feels to me. Lonely is an incurable romantic, and that fact is reflected in his well written & passionate poetry. The colours in this art are like all of the colours, from the various moods, in his poems.

I don’t know what the artist meant by the bleeding purple heart, but that’s Lonely, to me. His heart leads his way. It seems like this image, was painted especially for him.

So join me in wishing Lonely a big GET WELL SOON! After all, he needs to get back to his series “Inspiring Woman Of WordPress”. He was only 2 dedications into the series, when he became ill. I am grateful to have been one of the two.

I picked this song out for you, Lonely. I hope you like it!

 

Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

an imperfect flower (For All Women) is the poem Lonely dedicated to me. If you click on the pic below, you can read it. Lonely said he would be doing a health update post soon! I’m keeping my eyes open for it!