I’m a pretty sentimental person, so as I think about the 5 weeks I’ve spend here in Quebec it’s easy to think of lots of things that I will miss. Since I’ve promised to try to write all my posts about Quebec in French, however, I’ve narrowed it down to one for each week.
Everyone knows that the French know what is up it comes to food. This past Sunday, for our last weekend together, several of us biked to a waterfall close-by for a little picnic. We stopped by an outdoor market on the way to pick up some bread. We bought a loaf of sun-dried tomato and chocolate cranberry bread. Afterwards we went to the fromagerie and bought several types of cheese. A couple of us also picked up a bottle of wine from the corner store (yes, there is wine available everywhere here). Then we sat in front of a waterfall feasting on bread and cheese and the grapes we packed along.
Then, of course, there were the restaurant-style meals we are fed each and everyday by our hosts.
Posted in Canada, education, food, language
Tagged Explore program, folklore, food, Francais, French, French Immersion, Friends, language, legends, memories, Quebec, sentimental, the great outdoors
Yeah, we’re not really gonna be using gifs for this one…
EVAN: Ladies and gentlemen, I realize that the intro to this feature is usually a fairly funny, light-hearted bit, but this time around we’re going to bring the tone way down, because our topic for the week is funerals.
I actually had no idea that we would even have a CWC due to Gordon not being around, but it turns out that his absence was due to the very thing we hope to discuss.
GORDON: Now this is something that Evan and I alike have some experience in. Last year, Evan lost one of his grandparents. Last week, I lost one of mine.
Just a few minutes ago, I got back from the funeral (well, technically it was a “viewing/visitation”- whether or not there’s a difference is something I hope we can cover), so today we’re going to be having a discussion on the subject of grieving, cultural depictions of mortality, and other such stuff. Continue reading
Posted in Culture War Correspondence, family, morality, religion
Tagged burial, casket, cemetery, cremation, Culture War Correspondence, death, family, family members, funerals, life, memories, morality, mortality, organ donation, orson scott card, religion, remains, remember, Speaker for the Dead, tombstone, viewing, wake