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Good Friday

April 22, 2011

My father sent this photo today, with the following message :

“This picture probably totally explains what we love about Rocky Harbour. Where else do the fish harvesters offer the entire town free fish for Good Friday? ”

It also explains why I’m so proud to be a Newfoundlander.

Happy Easter, everyone.


Because you are in my city tonight and I’m too chicken to go see you….

October 17, 2010

Once, I was pinned under a sky so star-riddled I felt myself shot through with light. We were driving from the Plum Point motel to your house, ourselves riddled with strangeness, and you stopped the car to make me get out and look up at the sky. We became beautifully simple in that moment of raised faces. And this was the way we began our end….tiny under that wash of stars.