The Beautiful Will of Memory
Hidden in a silent street Resilient beauty establishing place Forty years since the workers departed Crumbling facades and rotting porches Dropped from relevance— paycheques redistributed as bonuses for executives Rows of tiny homes— original inhabitants redistributed to long-term care facilities But some have not quite forgotten The creations and memories are being rebuilt— wood painted iron twisted into organic wonders wax scented and burned To help us remember the river, the wood, the hearth, the kitchen To help us rediscover what seemed to have been lost Hidden in a silent street Resilient beauty establishing place
Note: Today's brief spattering of words hardly does justice to the feeling of rest I felt while exploring a lovely little place tucked away in an older corner of the city. If you are moving in or through Brantford I definitely recommend wandering deep into the Homedale neighbourhood and visiting Serenity Country Candles for a coffee or lunch. Breathe in the refreshing natural scents of the candles that fill this sweet little country store.