Hey, it’s an orange truck and an orange house.
That’s actually the Home Hardware, sorry, Norm’s home hardware and building supplies.
Oh, and it’s Sam Lennie’s truck.
i loved that truck. everytime i saw it i would ask if they would sell it to me. only half jokingly.
isn’t Next to New still going?
you keep telling people to buy clothes.
i got a gorgeous orange lambs wool jumper (sweater?) there for $1
isn’t Bill still driving his truck of quality lower priced fruitnveg up?
you seem to be a transplant that loves inuvik as much as i did, so i copied an old email i sent.
why don’t you know me? i’m not living there.
wish i’d simply stayed instead of continuing with the original plan, then lost all my savings being depressed and unemployed in europe.
now listening to cbc radio online is as good as it gets.
the two months i spent in inuvik feel more real and recent than the three years since.
one more thing i like about Inuvik – EXTRA SNOW
i was walking in a winter wonderland this morning
looking east to rolling hills that were already a
beauty of yellow, red, golden, lime fall colours,
looking west to the transformation of the town and the
mountains beyond the delta.
i’m in love
maybe it’s just an excuse to settle down
it’s common to use falling in love with a person for
that purpose (i think a town is easier)
there are logical reasons:
it’s multicultural, there are people living here from
-all across the Canadian Arctic: Old Crow to Holman
-all across Canada from Newfoundland to the Okanogan
-all across the world: Palestine, Israel, India,
Albania, Greece, Sudan, Syria, Norway, Germany, Poland
not too many rich people, and they mostly don’t take
themselves too seriously, no white shoe brigade here
pretty good shops – access to good fresh fruit’n’veg
and celestial seasonings tea keeps me happy
fkn great opshop* Next to New is So good and So cheap
the community greenhouse
incredible natural beauty
everything is within cycling distance
and of course the population of dead sexy blue collar
workers – rigpigs, bl’s**, sparkies – anything with a
mustache*** and a pickup (preferably rusty) is damn
good eyecandy as far as i’m concerned
*thrift store, charity shop der. from opportunity shop
** builders labourer, aussie sl for construction
***i’m even starting to SPELL canadian
but falling in love isn’t about logic
i arrived in this town at midnight
covered in bug bites
slightly emotionally wounded
and immediately sensed it was something special
everyday i find something or someone new that makes me
smile and my heart goes thud
Thanks for that!
I very much enjoy how this site has become a forum for poetry.
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