When I see the ships out on English Bay, I'm always reminded of lines from Bruce Cockburn's Wondering Where the Lions Are:
Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay
One of these days we're going to sail away
Sail into eternity
Some kind of ecstasy
Got a hold on me
And I'm wondering where the lions are.
Did Bruce write the song, or have the vision, while staying at the Sylvia?--my favorite Vancouver hotel. Excellent views of English Bay. The Chelsea Hotel of the Pacific Northwest.
Well the B.C. Lions (Vancouver's (Canadian) football team) look to be heading for the Grey Cup...if they win their Western Finals, as expected...the 99th Grey Cup is being played in Vancouver, later this month. The Montreal Alouettes still have a chance in the east...but the Hamilton Tiger Cats whipped them badly last weekend. Are the Toronto Argonauts still in the running? What about the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers? The Calgary Stampeders, and the Edmonton Eskimos?
|Freighters on the nod/on the surface of the bay.|