|early daffodils in the parking lot gardens|
This week has been exceptionally cold on the west coast of Canada. December and January have been very mild so the garden plants have been early to flower. I bundled up this morning to do a "flower walk" and I found daffodils blooming in one of the parking lot gardens. Small flakes of snow were swirling around me and the wind is howling.
|a few yellow crocus are hiding in a protected spot|
I really enjoyed Pachinko. It is an intergenerational story of a Korean/Japanese family from 1910 until recent times. I knew little about Korean history and I could not put the book down.
The second book has been a very difficult read for me. It begins in a palliative care ward, continues with sexual exploitation and ends with erratic textual features that simulate the reproduction of cancer cells. While the form is very clever, I find it disturbing. Reproduction is a powerful work.
| Sometimes I just want to be cozy.|