A long walk along the shore of Lake Ontario yesterday yielded this scene that I decided was to be today’s photo. It is simply a marker of where I am and what I am doing. The walk was made with five of us covering several kilometres of shoreline before heading back to my son’s home in the heart of Toronto. I can see why my son, born and raised on the Canadian prairie, has fallen in love with the city and has found a place in one of the older districts only two blocks from the lake. He has nature and the vibrancy of the best of city life. He is motivated and energised as never before.
We talked quite a bit during the long walk and again later in the afternoon when we travelled into the centre of the city pictured above with the CN Tower and other high rise buildings for another long walk in the downtown core before walking on further into China Town and Kensington Market. As we walked and continued to talk in between the moments when I went rushing off for another photo, the connection with my own past as a city kid in Ottawa which is not too distant from Toronto, told me all I needed to know about my son’s sense of finally being at home. Unknown as to why, my son is now finding himself liking “home” even though it is a huge down-size from his large new home in Calgary. But with the feeling of being at home in the house and on the streets and in the parks – he feels that he is complete.
All the elements are there – water, earth, energy, community, sun – balance.