Montreal Photo Set Part 3

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1. The rate at which I’m intaking information, sensory details, and experiences makes it easy for my travels to become a kaleidoscopic blur. One moment I am enthralled by the story of someone new, and the next, I am in awe by a mural or building or cute coffee shop, already leaving behind the former and letting bits and pieces fleet away as I move forward more quickly than my soul can handle. I forget why writing is good for me, and try to keep track of everything in my head; glazing over the small things and acting as if the things that fall between the cracks don’t have the power to move hearts. There is a quote that goes: “Being inspired is not a luxury. It’s a responsibility.” And I think part of that responsibility is letting myself soak in and process the things that I see. It’s tempting to always go and go and go and go when I only have short spurts of time in each place, but I’m always getting my ass kicked with that lifestyle. I’m wired to rest once and a while, even if there is an entire city to be explored before me. How am I going to come home a changed human being if I don’t give the things that are going to change me the time to sink in a little more than skin deep?

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2. My mom always told me to never go to Montreal, because once I go, I will never come back to her. When she went to school in Ontario, she would take trips to Montreal on the weekends purely just to shop, and I still keep a few pieces in my closet from her shopping trips. Her favourite part of the city was Old Port. I wonder if I fell in love with Old Montreal the same way she did when she was 21. DSC_0011 DSC_0022

3. Nancy and I checked out a band called • Seoul • on Saturday night. They have chill vibes and there is nothing bad about them, so you have no reason not to click that link. (There are a lot of negatives in that sentence, but I promise that you will feel positively about this band.)

Rebekah and Grace Cover Drake

Sooner Than Later Drake Cover by Grace + Rebekah from Rebekah Ho on Vimeo.

Since I’ve been spending the week in Toronto, we thought it would be fitting to cover a song by the guy who started from the bottom (but really, someone showed me Drake’s old neighborhood and he did not start at the bottom). This is not the greatest, but it was fun!

Charis Camp

Somehow between unpacking from camp and packing for Toronto (which basically consists of me dumping all the contents of my duffle bag into my suitcase), I managed to quickly paste together a video from the weekend. More to come!

3D Camp: Wrestle from Rebekah Ho on Vimeo.