Wishcasting Wednesday once again at Jamie Ridler’s Studio. And as my sisters wish for themselves so i too wish for them!
Yes, once again Wednesday rolls around…seemed to come at me out of the blue this time. Why? I spent a 4 day weekend in London, Ontario at Sunfest. While there i got to remember and realize how much i missed the diversity and creativity of the city i call home. We also attended the wedding of a dear friend who i attended Huron University College (Theology) with.
But i don’t mean to insinuate that there is no hope. And one of my wishes is that those of us who want to propel change will gather together and make that happen. One of the movers in that change is Joshua David Richardson, a local musician who felt there was room for more diversity in the music scene so he started OTHERfolk (website) which is the night before the big hometown summer festival called, aptly enough, Summerfolk (website here). We are working OTHERfolk, come see us at Norma Jean’s from 6:30-10:30, Thursday, August 18th. We are also working Summerfolk… visit us at the Philosopher’s Cafe … actually it is just the Cafe, but i like to call it that! There is music there too. Here is a pic from a couple of years back…from this you can see why i enjoyed working at this venue in the park.
So much for all the plugs…what my wish for today is that i can be a part of the change i wish to see here in Owen Sound. That’s why i came here…well aside from the fact that my husband took a job here…but that was a conscious choice…to come here i mean. He is a photographer (by affection and with great skill) and we have been coming up here to hike the trails and gape in awe at the landscape. It seemed a natural to choose to retire here. I have had many misgivings about that, but i am here now, and for the time being i am stuck here. So instead, of griping, moaning, and berating what is missing here, how stuck in same old, same old, it is here, how many kicks i’ve taken while trying to earn a livelihood…you get the drift…i am wishing that i will learn to love the place as much as i love the natural wildness that surrounds me here.