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I Love My Hometown

I love my hometown.

Toronto Tempo: beautiful timelapse of Toronto’s rhythms

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Today, Sunday, I walked to the gym and pool and back in my near daily newfound exercise addiction. On the way I passed (open) libraries and vibrant parks. I passed kids playing football and soccer. I passed the community bread oven being fired up. I passed the Sunday farmers’ market. I walked by picnics and kids rollerblading and playing hockey on the iceless rinks that are already set up. I saw adults playing pick-up basketball and toddlers invading the hobbit house in the park. Artists were painting outdoors. Photographers were everywhere. Park and street benches were loaded with readers. I passed several community park firepits and families sitting around cooking dinner and marshmallows. The bicycle brigades are out in force. I watched the final flowers blooming on rosebushes in peoples’ front gardens and glorious morning glories and huge asters and chrysanthemums. I marvelled at the trees turning bright red, yellow and orange. Dogs are fetching everything except for what their companion humans scoop. People are already decorating their decks, veranda and balconies with corn stalks and pumpkins and scary things. People smiled at eachother as we walked and passed. It was a nice sunny day and everyone of very stripe was out for walks. It’s warm and sunny enough that some fantastic body art is on view heading for winter hibernation. The streets and parks are crowded. This is all downtown in one of the largest cities in North America. It’s awesome. I love my hometown. Winter is coming but every once in a while you have to enjoy the present. I stopped to smell a rose.

Stephen

Posted on: October 23, 2011, 10:06 pm Category: Uncategorized

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