Ottawa: Dow’s Lake

ottawa Our light-hearted exploration is halted by a resonant boom. We are frozen on the ice of Dow’s Lake, staring at each other, waiting for someone to provide an explanation.

“I’m not happy about the fact that you assume you will spend every weekend at my place.”
“But that’s okay. Any time you want a weekend alone you can just tell me.”
“I sort of want it the other way around.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean, if I want you here I’ll invite you.”
This is how our relationship ends.

I have a system to enrich my lonely evenings. It determines a specific shelf in the entirety of the MacOdrum Library. It selects a specific volume with no opportunity for personal preference to influence the outcome. Then I read. Meiosis and Oocyte Atresia in Bovine Fetuses. Canada’s Metric System – a Short Metric Practice Guide. Microfoundations of policy implementation : towards European best practices.

“Now, can you do the hammer?”
“Can anyone do the hammer?”
“Paul could. He never did it because it scared us. But he could do it.”