Baie-Saint-Paul, par Clarence Gagnon
Winter has come. I was 78 in July, but the photo at the foot of this post was taken on 19 September 2022. I expected to have many wrinkles by the age of 78, but I don’t. However, I have aged. My skin is rather transparent, and my lips are thinner. Moreover, my memory fails me and when night falls, past events leap upon me. I regret some of the decisions I have made.
But the business of the day is the purchase of a computer. I needed help choosing the right computer. So, I am in Magog where my friend John helped me to choose a good computer and set it up. I should have replaced the former computer a year ago, but a Covid vaccine caused pericarditis and gout.
These are difficult years: Covid, Putin invading Ukraine, inflation, and a devastatingly sick climate!
The Language Laws
I will no longer discuss Quebec’s language laws. I had to speak English during the decades I lived outside Quebec, but I was in a very friendly environment, and the difficulties I faced were not related to my mother tongue.
- Colonization and the Revenge of the Cradles (11 January 2014)
- Maria Chapdelaine (26 January 2012)
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Love to everyone 💕
© Micheline Walker
15 November 2022
Micheline, 19 September 2022
You look beautiful all the same, Micheline. Can’t wait for the places and times you’ll take us using that new computer of yours. Cheers
I thank you for your kind words. Winter comes and it may be beautiful.
Pharmacies and various businesses in Sherbrooke still take phone calls in English, and I would not be surprised if French-speaking students enrolled in Champlain-Lennoxville. It’s a short drive away, buses are available, and it’s tuition free. English-speaking students may enroll in French-language CEGEPS. It’s a two-year program after grade XI.
Beauty is very relative. A smile crosses generations, ethnicity, missing limbs, and all kinds of differences.
The new computer is excellent. 🙂
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A beautiful gallery and gentle portrait
Thank you, Derrick,
Clarence Gagnon was a great artist. He settled in Baie-Saint-Paul, a magnificent area of Quebec and, ironically, a better age. There were no language laws. Gagnon illustrated Maria Chapdelaine. I was so pleased to see likes at the foot of my post. I hadn’t for a year. One does not need popularity, but a community is essential. There is a conversation.