|Car with bumper sticker outside of friend's apartment, Toronto, 2009|
A while ago I was reading the blog post of a friend who recently returned from a short stint in Toronto. I understood her feelings.
Lately "Toronto" and "Canada" have been coming up a lot. A good friend of mine, like a bolt out of the blue, is moving up to Halifax with her husband and children. Late last year her husband got through with a new job, so the move was very sudden. Then yesterday I was talking to another friend who is on the verge of moving to Toronto with her husband and daughter. Everyone who is moving has a spirit of excitement, newness, courage and hope about them. It's a new life and, whether or not they're 100% ready for it, what choice is there when the option presents itself so strongly?
In the words of The Clash: Should I stay or should I go?