Vissi d’arte ~ Living retired ~ nourished by the arts

I was fortunate in that I did not retire suddenly, therefore unprepared. Even before my last full five years of employment, I had survived doing contract work for public art galleries and museums in Western Canada. I even did a bit of teaching, which was a learning experience. It probably enriched me more than my students.

Throughout my life, the arts have nourished me, most especially the visual arts, classical music, and the culinary arts. Nature and its proximity have always been important. I have sought its solace and am blessed in that I live in a beautiful valley, with orchards and vineyards. amidst ancient mountains. I have also been blessed with an appreciation of good food, thanks to my parents and perhaps to my French Canadian heritage. My sympathetic partner of many years, Merv, has shared this particular interest, to our mutual delight. All these things are the stuff of daily life to me… and bring me peace and tranquility.

2 thoughts on “Vissi d’arte ~ Living retired ~ nourished by the arts”

  1. ” I live in a beautiful valley, with orchards and vineyards. amidst ancient mountains.” Wow. You have a beautiful setting where you live. The mountains, orchards and vineyards are very delighting to the senses together with your harmonious home.

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  2. Dorcas Niall said:

    helllo!

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