Monday, September 18, 2006

My Wonderful World

I understand that not everyone's world is good, and some are very bad, as for the one-third of humanity which lives and dies without ever not being hungry. But my world has been just better than I could have hoped or managed. My original geography, my family DNA, my early childhood crossing with world events, were all so unusual, even startling, that it was as if someone was orchestrating my introduction into this life of collisions of cultures we witness now. We may experience it next door, or by media, or airline, but in any case it is inescapable. To encapsulate it, for my sins I live in Toronto, by far the most cosmopolitan city in the world, if you count the 150+ languages, cultures and religions which flourish and, of course, clash here. I'm not saying all is good, whatever that might mean, but boring it is not. Now, back to me.

I was born at an early age, I understand, and according to all reports, with fairly firm opinions in advance of any direct fresh air evidence of the things about which I held these opinions. We are all born somewhere, among people, and so our first views come with the words and grammar of our parents, relatives, friends, and enemies, and the views of these people we soak up as geese adopt whatever they see as they hatch, whether that is a farmer, a hen, a rock, or a PhD. And so, like yourself, I was pushed out physically, and punched out mentally and physiologically into whatever I was when I began to experience this world, which, I insist, is wonderful.

10 Comments:

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Tomcann said...

I most certainly agree that living in Toronto was never boring.
I was working for a world famous tool manufacturer and was trasnsferred from B.C. to sort out the Toronto area in the early ' 60's. I chose to live in the Don Mills Suburb which had recently opened a four lane highway connecting the bypassing #401 with the downtown area and was a joy to drive the close to 15 miles to downtown, particularly in the week long springtime !
Soon the idiots found this shortcut, and one in particular in his Porsche seemed to revel in his 70 mph passing me staying close to the limit of 60mph.
One day I took great delight in watching the local gendarmes issue him with an invitation to contribute to their funds. The newspapers carried the full story the following day.
He was apparently waylaid doing 70 - 75 - 80- 85 and finally 90 which at that time was classifed as being "furious driving" and merited a B&B session in the local slammer complete with an invitation to meet with a local magistrate who had no optiion but to confiscate his licence. He was apparently a well known Lawyer !

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger youcantryreachingme said...

hehehehe.

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Barrie said...

It won't truly have success, I believe this way.
nyc dance lessons | car covers reviews | car vinyl stickers

 
At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Virgil said...

Thanks a lot for information. on my part Check my site because taht's a resource with awfully fine things to read.
1 | 6 | 6

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can even go bike race hack for another one.
Will consoles be the one and only mobile sport you like to add it
to mini gadget.

My webpage - bike race cheats

 
At 5:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its such as you read my thoughts! You appear to
understand a lot approximately this, like you wrote the
ebook in it or something. I feel that you just could
do with a few % to force the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is wonderful
blog. A great read. I'll certainly be back.

My blog: the hobbit kingdoms of middle earth cheats

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, gucci outlet, nike air max, nike roshe run, sac longchamp, ralph lauren pas cher, burberry, air jordan pas cher, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, nike outlet, longchamp, christian louboutin outlet, louboutin, chanel handbags, tory burch outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, nike free, louboutin outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, jordan shoes, michael kors, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, longchamp pas cher, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, prada outlet, louis vuitton outlet, replica watches, prada handbags, uggs on sale, louboutin shoes, louboutin pas cher, air max, ugg boots, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet, replica watches, nike free

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

nike air max, oakley pas cher, air force, nike roshe, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, michael kors, nike free run uk, north face, timberland, burberry outlet online, vans pas cher, nike air max, sac guess, hollister pas cher, nike air max, michael kors, michael kors, lululemon, north face, nike blazer, burberry, michael kors outlet, hogan, true religion jeans, mulberry, new balance pas cher, true religion outlet, hermes, hollister, converse pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ralph lauren uk, tn pas cher, vanessa bruno, coach outlet, coach purses, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet, michael kors, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, ugg boots, coach outlet, replica handbags, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, lacoste pas cher, michael kors outlet, true religion jeans

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

north face outlet, nike huarache, lululemon, soccer shoes, giuseppe zanotti, iphone 6s plus cases, valentino shoes, chi flat iron, wedding dresses, iphone 5s cases, iphone 6 plus cases, louboutin, reebok shoes, vans, nike air max, nike air max, celine handbags, vans shoes, mac cosmetics, nike roshe, herve leger, oakley, insanity workout, s5 cases, ralph lauren, p90x workout, iphone 6 cases, beats by dre, hollister, longchamp, iphone 6s cases, hollister, iphone cases, babyliss, mont blanc, bottega veneta, nfl jerseys, ipad cases, new balance, ferragamo shoes, abercrombie and fitch, mcm handbags, hollister, asics running shoes, baseball bats, jimmy choo shoes, instyler, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, nike trainers, timberland boots, birkin bag, ghd

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

canada goose, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, barbour jackets, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose outlet, thomas sabo, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, links of london, pandora charms, converse outlet, moncler, gucci, juicy couture outlet, barbour, moncler, pandora jewelry, supra shoes, montre pas cher, moncler, wedding dresses, converse, doudoune canada goose, moncler, moncler, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, ugg boots uk, ugg pas cher, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, lancel, pandora charms, coach outlet, sac louis vuitton pas cher, replica watches, toms shoes, ray ban, moncler, swarovski crystal, karen millen, bottes ugg, moncler outlet, canada goose, canada goose uk, canada goose, canada goose, swarovski, hollister

 

Post a Comment

<< Home