The Ravine represents my store of memories of driving in BC, through the ravines, the canyons, alongside the rivers. Fraser Canyon. Devil’s Canyon. Coquihalla Canyon. Driftwood Canyon.
I once thought of not being able hear as a flaw. I pictured myself at the bottom of the canyon, where perfect hearing soars above me.
Not anymore. The ravine is a nice place to be, and there are no limits to looking up, no threshold line to hold me back. I can climb the canyons, or I can sit back and contemplate them.
A poem by Hannah Gamble, “I wanted to make myself like the ravine”:
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Published March 9, 2016