Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

I was surprised to see them ripping out, strip by strip, the wooden sculpture at the library with the seating and so on. OK so what’s the story? Is it time to move it elsewhere? The manner in which it was being removed did not suggest it was heading into a crate and train bound for a new destination. It looked like the best hope for it was recycling or the dump. What exactly was the harm in leaving it there, as it was, intact?

Drove down the road metres and in sharp contrast (and a brief moment of confusion wondered if the Pan Pacific had upped and relocated.) Astonishingly ugly metal jaws have chomped up into the skyline and what is it? What is its purpose?  Oh Christ it’s the new roof on BC Place. God help us. Yet another scar to remind us we cohabit with a very narrow vision that really thinks its a thumping global pulse.

 

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