Although the sky held promise of a rainbow, it was the sea that produced one when Carol arrived on the multi-colored Aquabus.
It was early morning and crowds were just starting to build.
Handmade original art also abounded. I came face-to-face with a painting behind glass that was etched on the unevenness of a stone.
The work is by Michelle Vulama who also paints on jam-jar lids and cereal boxes.
I was enthralled by the mystical sounds of a pan flute permeating the air. Luis Martos is a busker at Granville Island. He blew me away with his Pied Piper rendition of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah. Although I could not find him playing it online, some of his other tunes are on YouTube.
Granville Island, located under a bridge, was an industrial area before its transformation and is now surrounded by high-rise buildings with expensive water views.
Canada Day was approaching on July 1st and that I would be lucky to live almost anywhere in this vast land that is a cornucopia of abundance and acceptance.
Have you felt gratitude wash over you? It is an imperfect world where not everyone on the planet has equal wealth, rights or opportunity for contentment. So good conversation with a friend in a peaceful setting filled with plenty of food for the soul and senses made me feel very fortunate indeed.
Listen to the national anthem O Canada being sung a cappella (video above) and visit Postcards From Penelope Puddle to view more BC scenes.
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