I have lived half my life in Canada and half in the United States
....Paradox has outdone himself with an excellent representation of the here and now between the nations...A+ Five!
While the two are intertwined geographically and historically having been birthed by the same needs and peoples who over the growth of the two nations managed to
retain much of the original ideology and potential development and exploration and immigration issues to be cousins or half-siblings....if not some closer relations than many older nations even in Europe.
There will always be an examination of the differences between the two - the pride and dislike converging into a rambling explanation of reasons behind an individual's acceptance or prejudice - on either side of the 49th.
I rather tend to hold the positives because I love both nations and acknowledge with
joy regardless of economic squabbles and the almost tearful wish of Europe to capture the hearts and economic stimulus of Canada, she remains true to her neighbor to the south - even through major disagreement of the gigantic comedy being played out in the south....such emotional angst going on to view from afar.
We will always have each other and like an elderly married couple feel free to make cranky criticism regarding our differences, exaggerating them in great bounty and
making me laugh at all the picky things people love to dissect in cross-boundary forums. I often think we should have a Canadian/U.S. Olympics with rubber tipped arrows and spaghetti laden muskets on an annual basis to being reality back to the
emotional feelings both nations experience when being stuck to the other one.
I remain steadfast to the one issue which has been forged in my heart and has never let me question my belief..... that there would never be one hour should one of these two great "joined at the hip" nations need the other's assistance, it would be readily given, accomplished and set to right. 9/11 proved my thinking accurate.
Even when the complaints erupt at a later date when things again settle down...
it seems to be an international pastime like some unscored game of north vs south.
Can anyone know how beautiful that is? How some older nations would kill to have such a plentiful and peaceful relationship?
We have been blessed with the bounty of huge parcels of land, intelligent, far-sighted peoples, humans who are willing to work hard and take risk, love to profit from invention and exploration, accept peoples from other lands and give them a hand up in assimilation ...come to the aid of other nations in need...and as angry as it may sit make the readers here respond...
Even with our differences and petty irritations:
There is no doubt we are two as one.
Last edited by Curiosity; Nov 9th, 2009 at 01:55 PM..