PrimeTime Magazine Spring 2020 - Page 19

I walk around Jones Lake, I practice a “thank-you walk”, mentally listing all the things for which I am grateful, and I’m still not finished after 40 minutes. One thing I learned to be thankful for is the reduction in freelance writing contracts, because it’s given me time to return to poetry and my harp, and take on an interesting editing project, and since I can’t invite friends to dinner, I’ve spread out an art project on my dining-room table. I hoping to look back on this pandemic as a period of personal growth, because if I’m fortunate enough to avoid infection, I’ve been given the luxury of time to reflect on what’s really important in the third chapter of my life. Celtic Trilogy Part 1, Pilgrimage (2005) I walk among the Celtic crosses, searching the resting places of ancestors’ bones – for Margaret and Jeremiah, (d. 1918, Spanish ‘flu epidemic), for Mary and Liam, Cathleen, John, and Briget. But I can’t find them, can’t see them smile in wonder and pity at me, this lost trans-Atlantic orphan, not realizing I carry them with me, in my heart. M. P. Eaton A great place to call home Our Enhanced Apartments offer you the choice of two Lifestyle Packages: For more information on our Enhanced apartments or to arrange a tour, please call: (506) 852-7840 www.pptseniorliving.ca Active Adult – Newspaper, Lifeline, Two Meals a Day, Weekly Housekeeping, Transportation to medical appointments, Heat, Lights, Cable and Parking. Full Service – Newspaper, Lifeline, Three Meals a Day, Weekly Housekeeping, Weekly Laundry, Medication Administration, Transportation to medical appointments, Heat, Lights, Cable and Parking.