Often, I thought of Dad. How he would have loved these stunning vistas, the countless lakes, and the roar of the mighty Superior. I also thought about death, and why we avoid the conversations around it. I think it is because our hopes and dreams are in the future: when I get that raise, we will take that trip or when we retire, we will travel across Canada. Yet being out here and recognizing death, I have learned to live more fully and to appreciate today. If we embrace the reality of death, we can also embrace the beauty of life. By ignoring the truth of our existence, we put our passions at risk.
For more of Ian’s journey through remote Northern Ontario, Please read the full article from the New Glasgow Chronicle.