* Slow but steady is the only way. There are no short cuts for great rewards. Failure sometimes is the result for giving up. However, it is such a pleasure when the hardest challenges are conquered… only if briefly celebrated, totally worth the effort.
* After covering miles, walking since very early in the morning, we finally sat at a bar and had some beers. The space was somewhat familiar, reminding us of the east village, lower east side or somewhere in park slope. To my benefit, the bartender played the whole Joy Division’s “Closer” album. Montreal turned out to be almost like home… except for everybody speaking french.