Saturday, August 1, 2009

The right path

Sunset on the drive back to Toronto from Montreal yesterday evening
The drive between Montreal and TO takes five hours. Yesterday, heading back to TO, I looked at the clock and realised that had I not extended my stay, at that time (or thereabouts) on that date (Fri 31 July 2009) I would have been taking off from the Toronto airport for a five hour flight back to TT.

Instead, I was taking a 5 hour journey by road.

Along the route I spotted a total of five inuksuit (plural of inukshuk) standing on rocky cliff faces beside the highway. Each one 'jumped out' at me because I had read about the inuksuit just days ago in an original fictional piece a friend had sent me for feedback. Based on the meaning of the inukshuk, my immediate thought upon seeing each one was "I am on the right path".
They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path."


Lynn Cohen said...

Glad to hear you are still enjoying an interesting time there.
All is well here too.

Samantha said...

Hmmm..... now having seen this after making a crucial decision this morning; does this mean I am on the right path too?

Elspeth said...

Samantha - yes.