A very happy birthday to our iconic Canadian Loonie! June 30, 1987, the government replaced the one dollar paper bill with a shiny, gold-coloured, 11 sided coin. It was a hit with everyone: taxpayers because it was predicted to save them $175- $250 million over 20 years, the vending-machine operators who envisioned higher profits and tourists who would take one home as a souvenir.
It seems that recently the Loonie was put on a diet. The new 2012 Loonie weighs 6.27 grams, compared with the seven-gram 1987 Loonie. Looking forward to the next 25 years…
“Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.”
“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Capturing moments is not that difficult, but there are two perquisites:
1) You need to keep your eyes open and
2) Have a camera ready to go
I was taking my new camera out for a spin and was trying to figure out how to use the video options. I got lucky! I found the right button just at the point of convergence of dragons, ducks & water taxis.
Do you see the ducks? Look for the specks. I was anxious for a split second, but they are amazing navigators. They are able to thrive in the midst of turmoil…
P.S. This is my first video upload – I’m making progress…
…and the time came when the risk it took to remain in a tightly closed bud became infinitely more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anaïs Nin (1903 – 1977)