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Fortunately, there was still time to wake up, because
The failures of yesterday and today have not exhausted all possibilities. Now that this country is made, there are some who want to inhabit it
– Maurice Asselin
La colonisation de l’Abitibi,
« a geopolitical project » (1982).
…and for a long time.
At this time, the giant returns to see his first wife Anishinabe and
their child to apologize, to compensate her, even if such a tragic
abandonment is not so easily erased. He even goes out more
often in the sun to regain his skin’s coppery tones. He gives a
better helping hand to his child from his first marriage bed, as
well as the others from his second. They grew up and they have
big dreams. They want to experience the country, now,
In regards to his heart, he no longer commits as he did before. He
still knows that he is inhabited by parts of his old relationships:
the generous Anishinabe, a beautiful woman from the city, and
the honest Ukrainian. As a certain poet once said:
All is not perfect, but we learned to clear, row and cross rapids just like our ancestors…