Saturday, October 17, 2015
Nice place to visit...
Don't get me wrong: I love living where I live. I love having just enough land to keep me busy gardening outside, and having the roar of the river in the background all the time, and having a fresh breeze to breathe, and be surrounded by tall trees all around me.
But one of the things I love about living where I live, is that I am just a short bus ride away from downtown Montreal. That is where I was able to earn a living for more than 30 years (and how I was able to afford a home by the Richelieu River).
I find the residential areas of Montreal depressing, but I love the downtown part, where the bilingual jobs are, where the arts, and the culture, and the sports events happen, right under the Mountain. When I go there and walk the streets like René Lévesque (Dorchester), Ste-Catherine, de Maisonneuve West, I can feel the buzz, the energy of all these people that surround me that have somewhere to go, someone to meet, an idea to share.
And when I do go visit downtown Montreal, there is this music in my head that I was never able to share with other people, because it seemed that I was the only one to hear it. But lo and behold! Other people can hear it too! And now I am happy to hear it every weeknight now when I watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The musicians are Jon Batiste with Stay Human and they call it Humanism.
Posted by Amie du Richelieu at 10:41 AM