In the past, we’ve marked Canada Day and the 4th of July in our posting schedule. There’s an awful lot going on in North America right now as we continue to muscle through the pandemic, deal with those who consider taking steps to safeguard the wellbeing of those around them as oppression while not recognizing their own privilege, the horrifying revelations of the hidden genocide taking place at residential schools, and so much more.
There are many wonderful things about both Canada and the USA, and they deserve to be celebrated… but there are also things that should be acknowledged and not swept under the rug. This, of course, applies to pretty much every country in the world. We can do better, we can be better, but we can’t move forward without acknowledging where we came from, where we were, and where we are.
Those North of the border, I hope you enjoyed your day off last week. Those South of the border, I hope you enjoy your day off this week. I also hope you’re able to take a moment to reflect on what you can do, even if only in your own personal life, to respect where we’ve come from, and make our journey forward a better one.
It’d be remiss of me not to showcase Florian Stitz’s by now iconic art from past WTC’s, even if none of them are Menites.
Enjoy responsibly, enjoy respectfully.