Wisdom

4 July 2019 – While up on the North Shore, following the Spirit Trail, I briefly and slightly detoured to walk along the Wisdom Wall on the rear façade of Bodwell High School.

Bodwell is an international boarding school, and the Wall is indeed a wall …

with life-sized silhouettes and quotes from a suitably global array of wise people, ranging from Confucius to Terry Fox to Lord Byron, David Suzuki, and Chief Dan George.

And Socrates.

I hope wisdom also begins in appreciating the ridiculous! That’s not a dunce cap adorning Socrates’ head, and nobody has awarded him a white feather — those are reflections of a traffic cone and my T-shirt, respectively.

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  1. Happy fourth – sorry, belated Happy Canada Day. 😉 There was a float in today’s local Independence Day parade that celebrated our sister cities, and one was Victoria, BC, so we celebrated Canada today too. 🙂

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    • Well, Happy Fourth to you! Happy First-and-Fourth to both of us… I didn’t know you were twinned with Victoria, how lovely a float celebrated that fact… I didn’t see any parade anywhere, but I was out & about with a great-nephew on the 1st, and we came home with whopping great red maple leaf “tattoos” on our arms…

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      • 🙂 There’s also a Japanese sister city….but Victoria makes sense, if only becasue the ferry leaves from here. Otherwise, outside of climate I suspect the places don’t share that much!

      • I’m ashamed to say I can’t name Vancouver’s sister cities — yes, more than one, and yes, Asian in the mix, but no, I can’t write out the list.

      • I wouldn’t have known either if I hadn’t seen the parade. 😉

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