I've joined a recently formed (Dec/2010) LinkedIn 'discussion group' titled "A Better Halifax"
Within this group, there are a series
of unique stories that reflect the paths that the individual
participants took to arrive, in this here and now, discussing “A Better Halifax”.
How the participants got 'here' is, at the same time, a collection of
conscious decisions, to emigrate to this country, to relocate to this
city, to return, or ...not to leave.
Some of these decisions were full of
deep and lasting regret at leaving family or friends or something
else that connected us to another land, sea, and sky. Some decisions
were full of relief to have escaped or avoided some deep physical or emotional
danger pit. And some were brimming with hope and joy, reunions,
the opportunity of a lifetime - perhaps of several lifetimes....
“Here” is also a state of mind. “A
Better Halifax” tugs at people in many different ways. In that
respect alone it is both functional and elegant. And 'better' offers
the kind of inclusivity that produces great outcomes – as I write
this, volunteers from every trade and profession, the full spectrum
of education and literacy - every walk of life as they say, are
contributing to the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Bring it on!
Halifax is a great place to live! Go ahead, ask me why!