Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My beloved Montreal forever

I knew my beloved Montreal when my vision was not very good. I got to know my beloved Montreal when I received lots of vision, and now that it is down to a minimum, I still and will always remember my beloved Montreal.

Those tree-lined streets with tall, graceful trees bowing down to me. The colorful flowers in the gardens in downtown Montreal during the summer months. The stores packed with lots of clothes, records, and all kinds of everything. The restaurants with their wafting smells, and so much more to remember forever.

You may be asking what is so special about all of this. These are all memories that I have carefully tucked away in my memory bank forever. You see, I can recall these memories through my imagination, visually, and using my other senses to enhance, refocus, and recall.

I have the best of both worlds. I can do it in so many ways. I don't need to look at photos to do it. In any case, I can no longer see pictures and photos. Ah, yes! A cool spring day with green grass, some flakes of snow drifting down towards me, and all of the fragrant smells of flowers, cut grass, and a fresh Montreal breeze. A sunny summer walking downtown and admiring all of the colors. A fresh fall season with lots of reds and oranges around me, those fallen leaves and trees all dressed up in yellows, reds, and oranges. Finally, winter! Snow, Christmas lights winking at me, and kids running around in the snow.

Then the icing on the cake! My beloved Montreal Canadiens hockey team playing in front of their fans.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day and inviting you to come by any time and visit me at

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