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Canada, you make our future so bright, we should be wearing shades

Thank you Canada, for everything you’ve given me. 

Tim Hortons, thank you for brewing coffee that tastes as good as it smells and for strawberry filled, sugar covered timbitsPolar bears. You are so big, white, and beautiful. Greenpeace, thank you for raising global environmental consciousness, and for saving whales. The Maple Leaf. Our flag, “bold and graphically spare, makes the heart swell”.  Thank you for being the melting pot. Thank you for instilling in us a quiet pride. We wear patriotism on our backpacks, where it should be. Maple syrup. Without which pancakes would just be a stack of fried flour.  Manners. Some call us conservative. We call us polite. Terry Fox. For still giving cancer a run for the money, 25 years on. Water. We have it. Crisp, clean, cold. Lots of it. Easy geography classes: we only have ten provinces and three territoriesNiagara Falls. It gushes with so much elegance . Eh. Say it loud. Say it proud. Nunavut. For being there, quiet and self-contained, the crown of a nation. The Rockies. Because every country needs a backbone. Democracy. One free vote. CBC. It’s bad, but we just can’t seem to quit it. Canadarm. Thirty one years ago, on the space shuttle, we reached out and touched the world.

` Adapted from here`

I said it before and I will say it again. I love Canada, not because it gave me a new identity. No. It’s because it let me keep my original one.


About Amena Khan

Thinker | Minimalist | Writer | MBA | Fearless | Always 110% | Global Citizen | Limited Edition | The proof of the pudding is in the eating


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Amena Khan

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