Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Farewell to Chicoutimi
This post may be my last post of the year 2012. Obviously, I don't know when I will blog again in 2013, with the (very likely) post-Christmas blues and the homesickness. But 670 posts in 2012, it is not bad, although I could have written less and better ones.
So tonight is my last night in Chicoutimi, tomorrow I will go back to Montreal. I have mixed feelings about my home town, but I love it during winter, especially around Christmas, when it is buried in the snow. Remember the lines from The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi I often quote:
"Chicoutimi is an Amerindian word it means up to where the water is deep this word refers to the Saguenay a big a beautiful a splendid river but Chicoutimi as a town is ugly as every American town and this ugliness is very interesting but fortunately nature surrounds every town in this country and nature cannot be ugly"
I think the picture, taken by my brother, illustrates this in a nutshell. And it shows why I will miss it.