Night Music: Con Te PartiroMay 10, 2021
Good News, and BadMay 10, 2021
The bad news is that Vancouver Coastal Health have declared Grandview (and a few other neighbourhoods) as a covid-19 hotspot.
The good news is that those 30-years old and up in the ‘hood can now apply for an appointment to get a vaccine.
VCH will be opening a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Killarney Community Centre (6260 Killarney Street) and from May 8 to 14, 17 to 21 and 25 to 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vaccinations will be provided by appointment only.
All B.C. residents 18 years of age and older (born in 2003 or earlier) are encouraged to register now through the provincial Get Vaccinated website, call centre (1-833-838-2323) or in person at a Service B.C. office. Translation services are available through the call centre.
Following registration, residents will be notified by phone, email or text message as soon as they are eligible to book a vaccine appointment.
I encourage everyone to register and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Poem: FiresideMay 10, 2021
The tension seemed to fuse
his spine to his neck
and he found he couldn’t move,
bracing himself for the words he knew
from the smudge-faced fireman.
His brain felt hollow,
as if all the matter had been extracted
to make space
for the cascade of new information,
fragmentary and wounding as it would be
that he anticipated momentarily.
“Your wife, sir.”
Even as he answered, he recoiled with imminent horror;
and even as he recoiled
he hoped – inanely – that his reaction
would not form part of his
“Your wife, sir,
said to tell you,
she’s at her mothers.”
He wondered if he’d ever move
his neck again.