Cities

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“…Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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The more things change…

Greetings, friends and fellow adventurers, hopefully, life is treating you well!  Some weeks ago, when I was sitting on a sidewalk in Montreal working on a drawing for friends, an elderly local shared this photo.

montreal streetSame place, around a hundred years ago, he explained. Sitting there, I realized that not much had changed here, really. Well, the trees were taller. Strange, when you consider all the people that have lived in these houses over the last 100 years and all their joys and sorrows….

Signing off for today, Your Traveling Translator