The Canadian Imagination

What it means to be Canadian; examining and reworking Canada as a nation.

Friday, June 04, 2004

My country

"My" neighbourhood, "my" town, "my" city, "my" region, "my" country, "my" continent, "my" species, "my" world. But: not "mine" in the sense of possession, or control. These social structures exist, and perhaps will continue to exist in my presence or in my absence. What community there is engendered by their existence is not mine to control, and does not belong to me.

I belong to them.


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