I arrived at my studio this morning and saw the CBC alert that Gord Downie had died. I had to take a few moments to catch my breath.
What a creative, giving soul who was all about community and the collective experience. Gord used his platform to bring us together, to inspire and deliver so much good. He shared incredible poetry paired with rocking music that has been the soundtrack of our lives. He showed us what grace and courage really look like, especially in the face of terminal illness.
I didn't know how to deal with this heavyhearted news, so I hit shuffle on my favourite Tragically Hip playlist and painted.