Wrapped Up In Books


‘The Canadian character’ [Quotables]

The ‘Quote of the day’ on my U of T email is sometimes less than inspiring, but today’s was so good I thought it was worth sharing. Certainly living in Scotland for nearly two thirds of a year now, with three more ahead of me, I can completely relate to this sentiment.

‘To tell you the truth, in California I missed the wildness of the Canadian winter.  There is something stirring about a blizzard, something elemental about pitting oneself against driving, stinging snow in below zero temperatures. I often think it accounts for the general peacefulness of the Canadian character, all the aggressive energy has been used up in battling and surviving nature.’

Blanche Howard, Canadian author

Blizzard, 16 December 2007

Blizzard in Toronto, 16 December 2007

Photo credit to Flickr.

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