‘To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else’ ~ Emily Dickinson.
Writing from Canuck land, far in the distance I can see the mountains, the Olympic ski jump and several flags showcasing Canadian pride in red and white. I was greeted by the twinkling lights of the city and the freshness and distinctive crispness of mountain air when I arrived. If you close your eyes and step outside you know in an instant you’re no longer on English soil. It’s good to be somewhere else, I need somewhere I can explore, get away from that feeling of stagnation and feel alive. It’s amazing what a change of scenery can do for the soul and your spirits.
Somewhere between Iceland and Greenland and thousands of feet above the icy tundras and glacier flows I watched The Lovely Bones, which was absolutely brilliant I hasten to add despite criticisms it lacked the ‘poetic spark’ of the book. I liked the idea of the in-between (a place between heaven and earth) and the ability of the sinister and suspense parts to get you on the edge of your seat.
My two favorite quotes:
You’re not supposed to look back, you’re supposed to keep going.
I was here for a moment, and then I was gone. I wish you all, a long, and happy life.
Maybe something possessed me but I also watched Couples Retreat which I cannot even say a good word about. I think I laughed most at the terribly witless humor more than anything else, the one-dimensional characters and the awfully predictable ending added the the formula.
After getting my laptop case (I had padded with books) and my hand luggage, which weighed the same as a smuggled baby elephant, out the overhead compartments I congratulated myself on not killing anyone in the process. Customs and immigration were a lot swifter than I expected, I didn’t even have to play 21 questions with border control. So with nervous anticipation I went to the arrivals area to be greeted by my boyfriend. Who had got more handsome in my absence and attempted romance by presenting me with a rose. Being deprived of someone’s company for an extended period of time definitely makes you more appreciative of them, it’s a shame that we only realise that when time or distance comes between people. Lesson learned.
Being in Canada means two things: more blog posts, more photos. So enjoy!
Now remember the apartment that had remained a mystery to me?
Well it is better than I imagined. Feast your eyes on some downtown core real estate.
Pictures tell a thousand words. And this gives a bit of an idea of the place I’m calling my space for the now. O Canada indeed!