Unexpected Surprises: Part 2
by Sister Alice Drewek
In 2021, the border between Canada and the U.S. opened in early September. I packed my bags and journeyed for my directed retreat to the Algonquin Highlands, which are north and east of Toronto. This time I remembered to bring my Totem cards, drawing book, crayons, colored pencils, and pen and paper.
The Little Kennisis River flows past the cabin I rent, and I am literally in the middle of nowhere. I have neighbors on either side but can’t really see them. My spiritual director is just a stone’s throw away.
I was pleasantly surprised when Haiku poetry again flowed freely…everything I gazed at called for this response from me.
My experience writing Haiku has been like a beautifully wrapped gift, freely given, inviting me to open, to look closer and to be surprised beyond all my wild imaginings. All I need and want to say is: “Thank You!”