A beautiful day here. Ran into my neighbour Jean-Marc, who had left a New York Times in my mailbox. “The Times is praising Canada again,” he said. “They’re regularly running articles about how we do things better. Today there’s a big article on the front page.”
I’ve just read the big article on the front page of the NYT – by Toronto’s own Catherine Porter. It’s not often a newspaper makes me cry, but this did – an amazingly long, detailed, very moving article about John Shields, a Victoria man with a terminal illness who decided, legally, to end his own life. The way to go.
Highly recommended. Brava, Catherine Porter, on a gorgeous piece of reporting and writing.
If there is a greater blessing than this, I do not know what it is.