Click: Sidewalks

Click: true moments collected over the years. Stories too short for the stage.

The sidewalks are covered in snow. I am trudging, my nose numb.

A man in his seventies, tall and lurching, his blue scarf loose around his neck, careens down the sidewalk. Wild-eyed. He slows as he passes me and meets my eyes.

I brace myself.

“Welcome!” he shouts, hoarsely, “Welcome to Canada!” and staggers on down the street.

And even though the first time I wandered down Toronto’s snow-covered sidewalks was January of 2004, I do.

I do feel welcome.

Photo Nick Kernick

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