Rambling about music

1:25 am It’s hot in here. The fireplace is squeezing real flames out of fake wood and too many people are using laptop computers, each blowing their heat into the coffee shop. The combination of warmth and music has slowly made me slip into a comfortable stupor. A few cars driving by outside seem remote…

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Beyond Hope

At first the road cuts through the Fraser River delta, flat lands and suburbs zooming by and easily dismissed. But soon the valley takes shape and mountains appear to move in from a distant horizon. They begin to encase the scenery into high granite walls, on the left and the right, their summits still snow-capped…

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Noise and the city

A cruise ship passes by headed for the First Narrows and Lions Gate Bridge while another blows its horn before departure at Canada Place. Seaplanes are buzzing around like bees and docking one after another in a roar of turbines. Kids scream playfully as they run through the fountains. Jazz music pours out in waves…

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