A Perfect Five Days

This year I went to Shambhala for the first time in 3 years and it was my first time being separated from Asha for more than a few hours. Dylan’s parents flew from Ottawa to Vancouver to housesit for us, take care of the dogs and Asha. It was so exciting to finally go out and party and get amongst it again, but I almost backed out of going because I was scared I’d spend the whole time missing Asha. Also I was worried Asha would miss me so much she’d be difficult to care for and impossible company. I ended up going with Dylan and Ngoc and Dylan’s parents got to bond with their grandchild and with Feather and Daisy. Shambhala was absolutely wonderful and Asha had a great time with grandma and grandpa. She also got to spend time with uncle Max and auntie Heather and with aunt Dianne and uncle John. They took Asha everywhere, to a farm, out hiking, to the beach, to parks and the aquarium. Asha had the time of her life and I got to hang out at our favourite music festival and have fun. I missed Asha so much and never stopped thinking about her but got texted lots of pictures and details of all the fun she was having. Asha also managed to finally stop breastfeeding during this time too. I hadn’t planned on breastfeeding for so long and was struggling with weaning Asha as smoothly and naturally as I could. Being physically fully gone and separated from her for several days made achieving successfully ending nursing straightforward and easy. Everything was so well timed and it all went great. It ended up being a basically perfect five days away. I’m so grateful to have such fantastic relatives and such a wonderful family. Shambhala was magnificent and returning home was beautiful. I love Feather, Daisy and Asha with my whole heart. I love each of my girls so much and I can’t wait to go back to Shambhala again next year.


Alone With You At Last

The owls are not what they seem

Not one of us is all good or all bad, this is something we don’t always like to admit or recognize. No one person or group of persons is entirely praiseworthy or entirely at fault. We are responsible for ourselves, but we are also responsible for each other. Competition and altruism are not mutually exclusive. Neither are failure and success, hatred and love, darkness and light, wrong and right, ending and beginning, myself and you. Each of us fails as individuals when the human race fails to love itself completely. We really are in this together, whether we like it or not. Everything is a choice between fear and love, and death is coming. Fear or love, my friends, at every moment, you must decide. Death is coming, so choose love.

Bil Bless Passing Reunion
Bil Bless Spooked (Good Love)
Habstrakt Listen
Banx & Ranx feat. Mello G Slatta Dem
Sean Paul Gimme the Light (Banx & Ranx Remix)
Mr Williamz Miss Brown (Benny Page Remix)
TroyBoi 7th Sense
Modigs Mutant Superheroes
RAC feat. Katie Herzig We Belong (Odesza Remix)
Arcade Fire Windowsill
Allie Goertz Dance Bitch
Interprete Desconocido Pista 2
Sizzla Blessed (Andreilien Remix)
Dre Skull Loudspeaker Riddim
Producer Snafu Solid Muse
Grimes Kill V. Maim
Skarra Mucci My Sound
Mapei Don’t Wait (Smalltown DJs Edit)
Nina Simone Young, Gifted And Black (Bob & Marcia Version)
Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Hot 8 Brass Band Cover)
Baauer Boog
Buraka Som Sistema Candonga
Buju Banton Til Shiloh
Clams Casino Cry For Me
KR$CHN If You Leave Me Now
OK Go If I Had A Mountain