I am very honoured and pleased to announce that one of my stories was chosen as part of the City of Toronto’s My City My Six contest.
The contest asked for stories that described Toronto in 6 words or less. It was run as part of Canada’s 150 anniversary and organized by the City of Toronto.
I am still in a bit of a shock to be included as one of the 150 stories chosen from 4,000 entries. The stories will be shared at various public locations throughout the city. from a diverse pool, to represent the city that…
It fulfills a dream of mine that I was able to capture in words the heart of the city that…
was my refugee
and is my home.
So if you are in and around Toronto, make sure to check out the launch event on September 27, 2017:
Reception: September 27, 5 – 7 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.
The exhibit will be on at City Hall from Sept 25 – 28, before going to different parts of the city. Exhibit details can be found here.
Thank you to the City of Toronto and the Jury for this opportunity to share my view of Toronto.
I read a story today,
and it reminded me of you.
They found a new procedure,
or so the article said,
to operate on the inoperable.
I laughed – Inoperable,
I remember that word,
it was the first time,
I sought beauty in sharp edges.
When you arrive on this earth with a best friend waiting,
you become fearless, not from the strength of your will
but from the power of her love, belief and trust,
that is the power of an elder sister,
the pathfinder and wave-maker,
the one who bore the pain first,
opening paths and facing the unknown,
there to pull me forward, when I held back,
and push me back, when I rushed blindly,
for the gift of a sister, lies not in the warmth of her hand
but in the strength of her heart, in which she keeps those she cherishes.