Just a note to self: you should eliminate any thought that there is an expectation that you do things by a certain age. You don't have to be married w kids by 25... It's ok to be 16 and never been kissed... There's nothing wrong with you if you haven't graduated university by 22... You're not a failure if you don't have your dream job by 30. There are no rules to life, go at your speed, it's not a race ✨
One #veterans monument on Green Island in the #RideauFallsPark is not a Canadian military memorial. It is for Canadians who served in the Spanish Civil War. Designed by Oryst Sawchuk, I was unveiled by Gov.Gen. Adrienne Clarkson in #2001.
🇨🇦❤️🇪🇸 “The monument contains a 5 metre high sheet of corten steel out of which has been cut a silhouetted figure of a young man or Prometheus raising his clenched fist toward a cut-out Spanish sun. The figure is mounted on a concrete pedestal bearing a memorial plaque which reads:
'The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion (The Mac-Paps), Canadian Volunteers of the International Brigades, Spain, 1936-1939
“Canadians, 1,546 in number, left families, jobs and country to help the Spanish people defend democracy against the rise of fascism in the 1930’s.
“As part of the legendary #InternationalBrigades, a world-wide volunteer force from fifty-three countries, the Canadians were organized into the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion. It was named after the leaders of the 1837 rebellions against injustice in Upper and Lower Canada. Despite suffering heavy losses, many of the survivors continued to fight by serving in the Canadian armed forces in WWII.
“Adjacent to the monument is a memorial wall containing 52 stainless steel panels on which have been inscribed the names of the 1,546 Volunteers. Running in a band along the top of the wall is an excerpt from the speech given by Dolores Ibarruri—La Pasionaria—to the assembled Brigadistas in Barcelona in 1938 as the International Brigades were disbanded:
"You can go proudly. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of democracy, solidarity and universality. We shall not forget you, and when the olive tree of peace puts forth its leaves again . . . come back! And all of you will find the love and gratitude of the whole Spanish people who, now and in the future, will cry out with all their hearts: ”Long live the heroes of the International Brigades!"”
Be alone eat alone exercise alone. Treat yourself, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will learn what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your beliefs and you will be sure of yourself
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#tbt to our first time playing Canada (Ottawa) two months ago, as part of our first tour ever. Beautiful place, lovely people! Special thanks to Alex Carre [@1upcloud] for these great captures from that night. •
Next week, we're playing our longest set yet at the Chicopee Public Library [@chicopeelibrary], as part of their Summer Concerts series. This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Chicopee Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural council, a state agency.
@nachocartel showed up at our work party today and OH. MY. GOODNESS. This food is awesome! Make sure you stop by their food truck on Laurier downtown and eat some food. I made four, FOUR passes by the food because is was SO TASTY. Highly recommend for catering and yumminess factor.
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