“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all others were making ships.” - Charles Simic
I could not think of a better title for this post than the quote above to reflect both my newly snapped photo of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and the sentiment of Mother’s Day. Isn’t this what our Mums do everyday for their children? While everyone else is off “making ships”, our Mums are creating a safe harbour for us to come home to, wherever that home may be.
Not unlike last Mother’s Day, this one sees me far away from my home. Last year I was fortunate to write my post (also featuring a lighthouse) from our stunning west coast in magical Tofino. You can find that post here. Well, this year I am writing to you from our charming, rugged east coast. Yesterday I was blessed with a day trip to remember. I got on the road bright and early in my cute bug of a rental car, a blazing orange Fiat 500 (love it!) and headed out to Peggy’s Cove, then on to quaint Chester, sweeping Mahone Bay and colourful Lunenburg. Unlike the same “Lighthouse Route” that I took over 12 years ago on a similar tour, this day was not blustery but stunningly clear, bright and warm. A perfect day for driving with the sun roof open, inviting a swath of new freckles back to my winter-pale face. Even though a lot has changed since writing you from Tofino last year, I have much to be thankful for, most especially still having my dear Mum, Bobbie, to come home to after all of my travels.
This post is dedicated to all the Mums out there who continue to be a safe harbour for their children (and grown children) or who are a treasured in our hearts after their lights here have been extinguished. Thank you for guiding us home!
If you would like to see a few snaps from my East Coast Adventure, please check out my new gallery here.