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  • This Spring, I walked along the Ottawa River, in Ottawa, Canada.
    The blue was stunning.
    I followed the racket of a massive flock of seagulls.
    To my left was the Canadian Parliament. And in the distance, a highway.
  • To my right was a power station, thrumming.
  • The path ended at a bridge, too dark now for photos.
    I crouched to hear the water slap and surge under the walkway.
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