Before the flood–and after: Jody Fletcher

A thoughtful, articulate commentary in the Winnipeg Free Press today.

“We have settled in a rented house in town, finally feeling a sense of gratitude for what we do have, but it is tempered with the knowledge that all is not well at home. We wait. We wait for the strong and menacing fall winds and wonder if we will survive another storm. We wait for the winter and know how vulnerable our home is to vandalism. We wait for the spring breakup and wonder if the lake will be lowered by then, and if the ice storms we fear will become reality. We wait for the time we can move back home and resume a lifestyle that has worked its way deep into our hearts in a way we had never imagined. We wait.”

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