Else. My Nana. My prairie grandma. Her immigrant experience is the story of so many Canadians in our short history. Successful, but of two minds. A loss of language. A change of culture. From farm to city. ‘Men in woolen coats’ leading a growth of farming culure on pasture lands. Metal, concrete and tyvek cities spreading out over the land. Grass land covered. Tough hands grown soft. Monumental change.
When city meets country, when progress meets tradition, that is where this piece will be.