Stay With Me

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Stay with me and hold me close
While others fear and express their woes
Our promise was for better or for worse
Stay with me head to head
While others live in fear and dread
With you I will always make my bed
You stayed with me cheek to cheek
Through 50 years with weather bleak
And still it’s you my heart does seek
And if this time should be our last
As Covid  ravages // steals our gasp
Let me stay with you as life shall pass

Photo of statue at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta… Dwight L. Roth

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IMG_2477When we visited the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, AB last summer, we saw this statue sitting in the middle of the Temperate Climate Pyramid.  The smooth sculpture reminded me of the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

Adam and Eve naked

In the garden // picked a rose

No thorns // long smooth stems

Should have stuck with flowers red

Not with what the serpent said


Photo: Dwight L. Roth




While visiting the Muttart Conservatory last month we watched this couple unabashedly taking selfies in the pyramid housing the giant moon hung from the ceiling. There were a number of people walking through the exhibit, but they were so engrossed with taking their selfies that they didn’t seem to know anyone else existed.  How sweet to be in love.

It’s all about us

Selfies to remember this day

In front of strangers



Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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