Sunday, February 24, 2013

breaking at the speed of sound

Friday was one of those days in which worlds collide. A happy collision. You know you are on the right path when your worlds keep overlapping.

The groundbreaking for the new National Music Centre (one job), as a cornerstone of East Village (another job) was chock-a-block with dignitaries - the premier, a federal minister, the mayor and some of this city's best dressed aldermen. Oh yeah, Canada's songbird, who had been hanging around the NMC for a couple of days, showed that she knows her way around a shovel. Perhaps the fact that it was a guitar shovel helped.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your shovels

the throne

our aldermen strut their stuff

the Mayor's choice in socks is always cause for celebration

dig this

6 comments:

Lesley said...

I love that line: You know you are on the right path when your worlds keep overlapping.

Thank you for that. In the past this happening always made me nervous. But why? It should be a good thing.

Thanks, Barb!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's definitely a good thing, Lesley, and it ensures that the things that are dear to you keep getting reinforced in other parts of your life. Here's wishing you lots of overlap!

mandotodd said...

Do those shovel guitars play? And who made them? Whose idea was it?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Apparently they can play some notes, Todd, but I don't think they're tuned. At least not after the sod turning. They were made by a high school student who is part of NMC's Guitar Club. I'm not sure whose devious brain hatched the idea, though.

John Mutford said...

Did you intentionally avoid the rhyme "breaking ground at the speed of sound"?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wish I could say I meant to do that, John, but truth be told, I didn't even think of it. Missed opportunity.