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April 18, 2008

The View From My Window
Posted by David Jones

Construction
Less than 48 hours before I strap myself into a minivan with our driver, Bryan Pike, and three other lucky writers nominated for B.C. Book Prizes in various categories–Heather Burt, Meg Tilly, and Rita Wong—for our upcoming tour of the Kootenays.

I’m looking forward to returning to my old stomping grounds, where for many years I worked in the bush, filling small paper bags with dirt to be assayed for gold, although we would be happy to find metal of any kind. Or diamonds. Or, after a few months in the bush, any small, shiny object. But even more, I look forward to escaping the din of construction from across the street–if only for a week. Yes, THIS is what I see when my gaze drifts from the computer screen to my office window (as it so often does). Hard to believe that it will one day be a practice rink for the 2010 Winter Olympics. 

Because I prefer quiet when I write–especially when it gets hot and I have to open the windows—I’m hoping they finish before I get back.

They’ll have to work really, really fast.

See you on the road,

David Jones

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