Clearing sky

On April 27th last we returned home to Canada – slightly jarred and damaged – from our winter sojourn on Key Largo. The estate agent knicked our travel plans for the comng year because our former landlord decided the sell the place. Now after 4 months of getting settled in our new locale on terra firma (this time with a corporate landlord and the accommodating nicety of perpetual existence), adjusting to altered living and parking arrangements, familiarizing ourselves with the neighbourhood and the people, daily reliving the splendour of the view of the fertile meadow, the constant motion of the river and the thrill of glimpsing a hawk, a fox and a variety of birds, the sky is at last beginning to clear. The transition is now both up and down as we, like painters of our own work of art, complete the colours and intensity of the entirety of canvass.

The lingering question: Now what? I say this without any sense of perishing dissembling. Filling the voids of habitation and travel is perhaps regrettably both physical and psychological. I have to say however that the domestic angle has of late been both entrancing and absorbing. Age and immobility are not unrelated. But the attraction goes beyond the science of deterioration. During the early hours of the morning for example, as I lay awake in bed, I contemplated the architectural strength of the new apartment building.  In my mind I blended my psyche with the structure and location. We have a corner unit. Geometry has always fascinated me.

Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with properties of space such as the distance, shape, size, and relativep osition of figures. Geometryis, along with  arithmetic, one of the oldest branches of mathematics. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer. Until the 19th century, geometry was almost exclusively devoted to Euclidean geometry, which includes the notions of point, line, plane, distance, angle, surface, and curve, as fundamental concepts.

Originally developed to model the physical world, geometry has applications in almost all sciences, and also in art, architecture, and other activities that are related to graphics.

Nor is it an accident of my personal progression that as a Freemason I was early acquainted with the concept of “squaring one’s actions”. Allow me to digress from this fruitful allusion to what I consider a misguided interpretation of the clarity promoted by the ancient Masonic encouragement. I speak for example of America Rising Squared.

America Rising Squared is dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national security, and pushing back against big government liberal policies and the special interests that support them.


It is as a result easy to become distracted in the ambition to widen one’s experience. The state of well being I currently pursue is more distinguished by its levity and cooperation than by conflict and disagreement. We landlubbers have as well jettisoned our imagination to the open seas. Suddenly the examination of state room policies, evening dining apparel and wireless connection when out of Canadian and American international waters have consumed our burning inquiry.