Thinking out loud

On passe sa vie à partir, en dehors et en dedans. On traverse des oh! et des bah! – les premiers créateurs, les seconds générateurs de départs. On s’éloigne lentement de la famille, on laisse derrière le sourire des amis, on délaisse les lieux qui pourtant nous sont devenus familiers. Le quai d’une gare, un…

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Surviving the dark knights

They come in the deepest night, riding tall horses dressed in black metal mesh and aged leather. Their run echoes like an angry wind building up over a desolated plain before throwing itself into the chasms of a narrow canyon. The riders need no armor for they are almost invincible, yet they all wear one,…

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Nostalgia

What do I do when I miss the underwater realm so much it becomes almost painful? I take a walk to the Vancouver Aquarium, of course. I visit fishes (sic) in cages to forget I live in one. It’s a sad visit, always moving, yet always fun. I like to think that if some humans…

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Inuksuk

This is my new playground, my front backyard. Out for a quick walk at sunset, I strolled along a beach exposed by very low tides. Right across from home is a lonely stone sculpture guarding the bay like a giant transformer watching out for aliens. (This Inuksuk standing by the water of English bay has…

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The other side of me

My good friend Silvia is traveling through the Peruvian jungle right now and since this is the 21st century, she manages to send some pictures regularly to tease us – sigh. What must have been her surprise when she came across my brother, all the way down in the southern hemisphere, somewhere near Iquitos. Great…

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