Thursday, April 09, 2009

Letting Go of the Old


I finished all my Nunavut permenent resident type paperwork today. It feels weird. I never thought I felt anything for my home province except a slight sense of embarassment to be coming from a place that many people in NB thought was annoying for thinking itself the center of the universe... I even came from the part of the province that people in other parts of the province thought was a bit self important. (This isn't percisely true - I'm absolutely in love with the landscape in my home province and I don't actually find Ontarians to be as snotty as people think, but I just didn't think I was attached emotionally to the idea of being one of the folks from the center of the universe) But I've always had a trillium on my drivers licence and as much as I really like Nunavut, I'm feeling just a twinge of sadness to let my trilliums go - I'm sure it'll pass, but as much as I've waited this long merely to avoid the paperwork - it feels like a big step. I guess its making a very symbolic commitment - not that I had any doubts about coming back, but I feel changed like I've had to put both feet on the same side of the fence.

Its not a real change - my plans are the same - I'm just going through the "letting go phase" and I think I'll quickly find that the ID you have in your wallet does not have any impact on what parts of the country you hold dear.
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4 Comments:

Blogger Matthew and Michele said...

I had a bit of a letting go feeling when we had all our NB identification changed over to Nunavut.

Doesn't bother me at all now.

Home is home.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Kennie said...

And it sure is fun trying to convince the RCMP that pull you over that your license is REAL and not from a Cracker Jack Box back in NB too. Many stories of hilarity with me and my Nunavut license from last summer.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anne B. said...

The problem is the Ontario landscapes get under your skin and in your blood. The lakes, the trees, the cliffs, the flowers, the smell. You never quite get over it, and it never leaves you.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Jennith said...

No... but I'm not any landscape that you've live in ever lets you go...New Brunswick is splendid in the fall and Sunshine Meadows, although I've only been there twice definately has a piece of my soul. The fall in Baker Lake was amazing. But oddly...I was born there... and that has a hold on me that I didn't expect. :D

11:25 PM  

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