I WANT TO LIVE IN MONTREAL

Because of the romance. Because of the language and history. Because you hear, stuck on the streetcar, that things there just work. Because it’s not Toronto.

I WANT TO LIVE ON THE EAST COAST

Because of the Atlantic, the wild, rocky shores. Because of the trees and the green. Because of the accents and openness. Because it’s not Toronto.

I WANT TO LIVE IN THE NORTH

Because it’s remote. Because you’re curled up and reminded EVERY DAY where you live, an unbroken expanse of untamed– you look around and are dwarfed by what you see. Made little by the scale. Ego tamed and worrying about real– when the weather is bad, you worry, when you’re caught out and alone at night you worry too. Because it’s not Toronto.

4 Comments

  1. I can see the first two. The last one is just nuts. I didn’t realize you hated Toronto this MUCH! It has so much you’re blinding yourself to.

    More MK news.

  2. I like Toronto, I’m going to be here for a few more years so I more or less have to. I know there is a lot to like about Toronto. I’m just kind of tired of it, you know? It feels small-town familiar, I’ve been here my whole life. It doesn’t really help that I’m working in Sick Kids, of all places, either.

    But I think you have to leave every once in a while to get perspective, at least. That’s something that Lisa and I are for sure going to be doing.

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