Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day in COVID-19

The happiest view 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 60 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
I love my country  -- Canada-- we drive to Nova Scotia from Toronto 
every year, and would this year if we could.  I've driven to the western 
edge of Ontario, and visited Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
I haven't see everything -- it's a big country, but I love what I've seen.

We have a great health care system, and are for the most part a fair
country, and good place to live.  But we are still dealing with systemic
racism.  And in a wealthy country like ours there are still people living
without clean water.  There is a lot of work to do.  And we need to take
it on.

In Toronto, I love that at my neighbourhood park people from many
different cultures got together, socially distanced, to watch a surprisingly 
good fireworks display put on by their neighbours.  The city didn't
do public displays this year. That was cheerful, and hopeful.  So Happy
Canada Day to all my family, friends and neighbours.  This year let's work 
on staying safe and healthy, and on making this a better country for everyone.

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