The Great Outdoors

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he end of February brings hope and excitement as the cold weather weakens and we start to sense the slow creep of Spring. Shrugging off the survival mind-set that got us through the winter, it feels great to be alive again!

Being outdoors turns from a battle with the elements to an appreciation of nature. The best things in life –  space, bright sunshine, clear water and fresh air – are all here to enjoy. Who could ask for more?


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Whitby Shores, Whitby, Ontario

By Aisha Ashraf

An autistic Irish immigrant in a cross-cultural marriage, Aisha Ashraf is the archetypal outlander, writing to root herself through place and perspective. Published in The Rumpus, The Maine Review, River Teeth, HuffPost and elsewhere, her work explores the legacy of trauma, the nature of being an outsider and the narrow confines of belonging. She currently lives in Canada.


    1. Great isn’t it! So much more fun chucking rocks from on top of it! Also lovely to just sit and gaze… I guess someone dragged it down from the grass, and someone equally thoughtful will drag it back again 🙂

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