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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.

Three consecutive dreams dreamt since January 6th, 2020.


I died, and my soul was about to be harvested when my beloved spouse appeared and stopped the process. She forcefully said, “He is mine; he belongs to me.” We then were put back together as One with each other … Continue reading

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Love is within us all!


In the Gospel of Philip, Levi says, “The Lord loved Mary more than all the disciples, and often used to kiss her on the mouth.” Love and grief sharpens our understanding of the bond we have with one another. In … Continue reading

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To another solitude


I am neither an Apostle nor a Saint for I have never seen the risen Christ. I’m not even sure I  have the ears to hear or the eyes to see the hidden meaning in His word.  Yet I believe my beloved Patricia lives! … Continue reading

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Written When Pat returned home for Christmas break from UofTFlis 1968.


The Departure It does not do, it does not do This tension between the two. They sit and glare At each other, then turn, And into empty space they stare. Two, of course there are two; The one’s anger barely … Continue reading

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The Dream of things to be.


The Dream of things to be December 1968/1969 Revised November 2019. Eric Bow   Come walk with me, talk with me of loneliness, of dying, the need for crying.   Believe, not to argue or explain.   Can you relate, … Continue reading

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Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s


“The Eastern Orthodox wedding ceremony is an ancient rite full of profound symbolism and meaning. The couple is led through the ceremony by their priest and their koumbaros, a best man who remains an important figure in the couple’s life. … Continue reading

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Early morning thoughts just keep coming


Christ opens us to ourselves. He is the source of everything within us. His great gift is sending us the Comforter, the Holy Spirit that opens our heart, our eyes and our ears to the divine within us; enabling us … Continue reading

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