In the Ordinary

I was struck the other day by the number of things I use daily, take for granted, like cutlery, tables, floors, water, pencils, computers … Ordinary things I pick up, handle, put to use, without stopping to really look at them, or to think where I got them, how much a part of my life they are …

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IN THE ORDINARY

to be sat   stood on                                            152..blog.11.3.11
whether to relax
or reach high shelves

this particular
straight back
needlepoint seat
circle of flowers
and leaves

so that the sitter
knows the perfection
of continuity
in the everyday

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thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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