Heart Charlottetown

In Ottawa last month, at the celebration of the life of my late friend Laurie Kingston, each of the chairs in the Glebe Community Centre was adorned with a piece of knitting, created in Laurie’s memory.

We were invited to take these with us at the end of the day, and I put mine inside my bag, where I promptly forgot about it.

Last week, I noticed my bag was starting to get weighed down with various inessentials, so I set to clean it out, and rediscovered the pink heart I’d tucked there in Ottawa.

My new office, being a former Sunday School classroom, has an abundance of bulletin boards, but, at present, not enough thumbtacks. So Laurie’s heart ended up sharing a tack with a partial print of my letterpress map of Charlottetown.

I rather like the way they go together, and I appreciate having a little bit of Laurie’s spirit nearby as I work.