Happy Canada Day!


To all of my Canadian sisters and brothers out there across this wonderful, and sometimes turbulent nation of ours, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Canada Day! 

I'd also like to invite everyone throughout the world to share in our celebration of the true, north, strong and free nation of Canada, with the good graces of our Indigenous land lords and guardians of this vast and ecologically diverse country.

We've come a long way from our colonial, multi-language origins to progress ever closer towards that ideal that drives us all from within. Regardless of our differences, we share a common denominator that is reflected in our Constitution, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and our Human Rights Act

Most of all however, it is reflected in what we express, in what we do, and our ability to somewhat converge those often conflicting idioms to become the Canada we all know and love.

We're far from perfect (I'll be the first one to attest to my own imperfection), but insofar as imperfection goes, we're all perfectly so. Let's face it, progress is the drive to act upon our motivations towards a better future. For ourselves and our way of life, and most certainly for our children. We'll never achieve perfection, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't set our compass toward its ultimate destination. Our history reflects this ideal, and progress is synonymous with the Canadian way. Eh?

As we struggle in this day and age to define what it is to be Canadian, attempting to pigeon hole it to some distinct limiting concept, perhaps we should all agree that to be Canadian, means to spend our lives struggling to define it, because being Canadian isn't a static destination. Its the strive towards something we'll never truly understand, because being Canadian is the journey, not the destination.

Why not the destination?

Because we're already here, struggling to find something that's been carrying us all along.

Happy Joyeux jour du Canada Day from Shhhh! Digital Media

PS: I'll have a short gift to commemorate the occasion soon to be up on Shhhh! Digital Media. 😉

Also, I'll do something for the July 4th as well, though being Canadian I'm certainly going to focus on today. After all, I'm Canadian, not American.

Remember, group harassing others is something that defies the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Human Rights Act of Canada. You could say that who do so to others are actually denying themselves of their own Canadian identity.

Brian Joseph Johns (non-transferable)