Of Snakes and Saints

St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of Irishness, in its many forms. Every time it comes around, I find myself reflecting on the significance of a legend commonly associated with Saint Patrick: how he is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. This story is a metaphor for the abandonment of…

Equinox: Turning to the Light

I took the above picture in the National Botanic Gardens last week – which is, incidentally, one of my favourite places to go when I’m in any way stressed or worried. It is a place where I can be still and just breathe. This single daffodil, positioned as it was amidst an entire bed of…