Thursday, March 01, 2007

Skates...

I'm looking out my parents window onto the Rideau Canal - it's a skating wonderland out there.

I arrived in Ottawa today around noon.

I will put on my skates today and sail away.

Truthfully - they are not my skates...they are my moms. Who knows where my skates are. Probably buried amongst a mountain of other childhood/adolescent memory's.

I remember skating down the canal as a kid, eating beavertails and singing "A Bicycle Built for 2" at the top of my lungs.....just to see my breath....and I remember having skating races with my Dad and other neighbors who we used to go with. My ankles were never strong enough...but skating at it's best always felt a bit like what flying might feel like.

Flying on the ground.

Gotta fly....see ya.
-Julia

4 comments:

4ever29 said...

I miss Ottawa winter's. Do some skating for me while you are there.

Nicholas Greco said...

Yeah, do some skating for me too. I'll be in Ottawa next weekend, but not sure if I'll be skating. All the best to you,

n.

Nicholas Greco said...

By the way, it's Dr. Greco, Ph.D. now.

Lisa said...

"oh I wish I had a river...I could skate away on..."