The purpose of today’s walk: To photograph yellow dogs for a painting I am working on in collaboration with friend’s very talented daughter. I have absolutely no artistic ability, so I am providing her with digital and verbal details.
For the first time out walking, I actually met several groups of teachers. The weather is now warmer, and teachers work during the week when I am usually out walking, so this was a pleasant diversion, as we exchanged pleasantries.
As is typical when I meet people, I try to plot them on the earth’s grid. The teachers at Mistissini are not just from Quebec, but from the Maritimes and Ontario as well.
Two of the women I met were from Montreal, so we were able to narrow it down.
“I’m from Pointe Claire, actually,” I tell them.
“Oh, yes!” one said. “Near Cedar Park?”
”Yup,” I nodded, “Golf Avenue.”
“Which house?” she asked.
“The blue one.”
“Oh,” she cried, “I put an offer in on it! But I hadn’t sold my house in Beaconsfield yet, so I had to buy a house in Baie d’Urfe.”
“But that house had such a nice feel to it ….” She added.
Out of the blue …