Daddy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before…”

Riding back from a paddle at Andrew’s Pond this afternoon, pulling my canoe behind my bicycle, I passed a family out in their front yard.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before!”, said the father, looking at my unusual roadshow.

Daddy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before!”, replied his daughter.

And in that moment I realized my reason for being: to create small moments like that, small moments where people can see things they’ve never seen before.


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Krista-Lee Chri... on September 18, 2021 - 19:51 Permalink

Perfect! It's a great thing when people can bring their specific interests to light in a way that makes other people excited about doing something in their own lives.

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Sandy on September 19, 2021 - 08:40 Permalink

I love this so much!

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Devon on September 19, 2021 - 09:20 Permalink

Fabulous, thank you. I don't think I've ever seen this before either :) This somewhat reminds me of how I've lately noticed passersby are more inclined to talk to me when I'm berry-picking, which is somewhat counterintuitive that strangers would be eager to approach a funny-looking gray-haired dude hanging out in the bushes alongside trails. And perhaps it's equal parts 'never seen that before' combined with my effusive glee in abundant huckleberry patches. Now I aspire to the condition of berry-picking in all aspects of my being...

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Thelma on September 19, 2021 - 10:57 Permalink

What a great artistic and spiritual purpose!

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vbj on September 20, 2021 - 09:55 Permalink

Pairs perfectly with the CBC Charlottetown story today on natural assets in Charlottetown.

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elmine on September 22, 2021 - 05:32 Permalink

Your picture reminds me of my own canoe adventures. My father built a bike cart for our canadian. A bit wobbly, but it served its purpose: getting the canoe to the nearby canal (100m). Sometimes we dared to bike a little bit further, but that often meant rearranging the canoe several times along the way.