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Lee Keun Woo’s Project film number

In Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Outdoors, Reflection, Street photography, Words of music on 2017/06/18 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The world as a whole has forgotten the real meaning of the word love. Love has been so abused and crucified by man that very few people know what true love is. Just as oil is present in every part of the olive, so love permeates every part of creation. But to define love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love.

Hedy Bach Photography - park with people - TO_.jpg

Hedy Bach Photography - flowers - TO - 5

Hedy Bach Photography - flowers - TO - 3

Hedy Bach Photography - old man on bench TO

Hedy Bach Photography - flowers - TO - 2

Hedy Bach Photography - plastic car - TO - 1

she stepped off the boat to see flowers in his hands
the man she would marry was as hard as the mountains
she had his children in a log cabin
soon i’d be another star in this family’s constellation
in the land of the midnight sun
searching for gold
i am my father’s daughter
he has his mother’s eyes
i am the product of her sacrifice
i am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
and their stories live in me like holy water
i am my father’s daughter

***

random streets in Toronto ~ June 2017

USPS Postal Exam number

In Age, Alberta, Black and White Photography, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Canada, Emotion, Foto, FujiX100s, Hedy Bach Photography, Imagemaker, Lifestyle, Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi, Photography, Reflection, Truth, Women and Fiction, Writing on 2016/06/19 at 05:00

According to Buddha

Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a tyrant to those who resist and resent.

Hedy Bach Photography

june 19, 2016
dearest dad

it’s father’s day. you’re in the foothills hospital. you’ve been in care with alberta health services since march 17th 2016…

and the…

professor of neurosurgery said
“your father is as strong as a bull…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“your father doesn’t need to return to our clinic…”
i said
wrong

md looking at x-ray said
“it’s on the wrong side…your father was prematurely released by a resident doctor without looking at the tests…i’m sorry…”
i said
wrong

clinical and surgical assistant said
“your father will need a ‘relocation’ surgery…”
i said
wrong

md said
“your father will have another 5 years…”
i said
wrong

clinical and surgical assistant said
“here’s my personal number i’ll check on your father every day…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“if you want to see a doctor from the adult hydrocephalus clinic i suggest you come before their rounds…anytime after 6am…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“why are you here?…so sorry…”
i said
wrong

food server points at the breakfast tray and said
“here’s your father’s breakfast
i said
wrong

resident doctor said
“oh really?…i’ll make sure the team’s nurse practitioner is here at 10am…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“well no one from the team can meet you now…sorry…”
i said
wrong

patient care manager said
“write or phone in your concerns about what has happened to your father to our patient relations department…again, i’m so sorry…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“does your father walk?…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“oh your father will be in long term care…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“your father will use the elevator when he leaves here…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“your father had another stroke last week…the team came in…so let’s do another stunt study…then we’ll get a geriatrician…ok?”
i said
wrong

caretaker said
how’s your papa?

i cry*

i said
wrong (too long)

by the wrong means
it was the wrong plan
in the wrong hands
the wrong theory
the wrong questions
with the wrong replies
wrong
wrong

***

day #90 (2 months and 29 days),  Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta June 2016.

(* for my Father, Mother, and sister)

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