Last night, a rock concert! Bright lights, fabulous music — the Jim Cuddy Band, Kathleen Edwards…We (almost) danced in the aisles. Seriously, it was wonderful, a free concert at the TD Ottawa Civic Arena sponsored by CUPE 503, I loved hearing Kathleen Edwards sing “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (that old chestnut) so sweetly, with her ex-husband Colin Cripps. Loved Donovan Woods. And this moment, Kathleen singing “Married Again” with Jim Cuddy:
So it’s been a busy few days, Forrest and Manon so welcoming and generous. A breakfast at Rideau Hall on Friday morning where the GG served the eggs, dinner that evening at a new Argentine restaurant where there was an unexpected poetry reading (in Spanish!). A hike in Gatineau Park yesterday afternoon, dim sum, the concert, and take-out tacos (lamb, tongue, beef, pork, all succulent) from El Camino as a midnight snack.
And now it’s snowing. Pancakes are in the works, tiny cups of espresso being brewed, and the world is a lovely place.