Yesterday was Fathers’ Day. It was also warm and sunny as the annual Car Free Day festival on Commercial Drive kicked off. Not nearly so crowded and frenetic as Italian Day, the Drive was still full of booths and visitors.
I was with the triplet of tents manned by Grandview Heritage Group, GWAC, and the No Towers on Venables group.
The No Towers on Venables table was particularly busy all day, drawn in perhaps by the magnificent model of what the proposed building might look like and showing just how massively inappropriate it is for the neighbourhood.
Hundreds upon hundreds of people signed the petition against the Boffo Tower.
It was a most enjoyable hday for extended chats with folks who came by, for many discussions about the City’s Heritage Action Plan, and a great deal about how well the Drive is standing up to the passing years.
a flat green blade growing from the stem of a plant,
the absorbing and digesting of
a body of myths
the property of becoming self-luminous
in the recognition of
fire and hunger and strong desire
the acceptance of the heat and light caused by burning;
a steady flow that rises
as the tide, and ebbs
known only to those of special comprehension,
something very white,
a leaf blown across the firmament
the beginning of all things, the nape
that links the body of one life to
the head of the next