It’s here. It landed! Spring 2019 made it all the way to Edmonton, and we all know what that means: warm sunshine…birds twittering (or honking, as the geese do…), buds appearing on branches…rainfall…and mmmm…sweet, fresh air!
Another winter camping trip with John gets underway tomorrow (April 12th)…a group of forty participants I’m told, and though the weather has warmed up somewhat, it’s still hovering around the freezing point at night – at least where the group will be staying. The camping trip will lead us into the spring seminar at the Oasis College of Integrated Philosophy, where a sweet metamorphosis continues. The beautiful Oasis gardens will once again be ready for enjoying …sitting in the sunshine…or walking the pathways. (We might even see a bunny or two!)
Love to you:)
Archives: November, 2018
The snow is falling in Edmonton and I’m enjoying every little bit that softly dances past my window. As with most things, my response to winter’s arrival is unusually different these days…or perhaps it’s the way I remember it as a child. I noticed that when I stepped outside to go for a walk today…the icy wind stung my cheeks, which was surprisingly refreshing…not like the old days when such things seemed like nothing more than a big inconvenience.
The winter weather in Edmonton has been quite mild this time. Though snow appeared in mid September, there have been long stretches of sunshine and warmer temperatures…all the way here, January 20th, 2019. That stated, what it means to me is: more long walks by the river; enjoying sunshine streaming through the windows in the morning…and stopping to hear chickadees singing in the trees (massive flocks of them…hiding in pine trees…singing as a choir).
Take care you dear sweethearts, and I’ll look forward to offering more updates in the new year.Love Heather Harmony O’Hara Creator/Editor, Concinnity Magazine
Message from September, 2018
Someone asked me about this magazine endeavour recently and after I gave her an update, I realized that it might be helpful to let others know the status of things too.
A Bit of Background: In 2009 I teamed up with a friend who shared my enthusiasm to create a newsletter-type web page for people in the Oasis Edmonton community. A few months into the project however, my friend had to step aside due to increasingly busy work schedules. I continued on with “Concinnity” by meeting regularly with a few interested people…sharing ideas and gradually creating a simple Weebly website. Along the way, and with the volunteer help of a wonderful web designer…and my dear son, Concinnity has transformed into the site you see today.
Currently: This lovely creation continues to be a source of information for those awake and aware ones who aren’t too sure what the next step may be. (If that might be you, you may want to consider visiting the Oasis Centre and meeting with John de Ruiter. I found my first visit to be both unusual and deeply profound, and each consecutive visit, the same.) I’ve added new pictures and articles with the changing of each season, and I continue to invite submissions from any who are interested – poets and artists alike.Love from Heather Harmony.