There’s been a sudden proliferation of car flags in the last few days, and I was feeling a bit left out.
People are also displaying flags in their windows and front gardens – mostly maple leafs, but I’ve seen various others too – and putting their Christmas lights back up. Mostly the red and white ones. Everywhere I look there are out-of-province license plates, tourists taking photos of random stuff like mail boxes and street signs, and people wearing official jackets (athletes, support team, and international media). There are helicopters circling over my work for much of the day, the torch is getting closer and closer, and the excitement is building!
Vancouver sometimes feels like it’s a long, long way from everywhere. It’s nice to be at the centre of the world for a change.