Whilst visiting Peterborough with a few friends we made a stop in to Catalina's on Hunter St. and met bartender Bill Batten, but also a painter, one with roots in Maynooth, Ont., in the Bancroft area near Papineau Lake, and the Arlington Hotel in that community that embraces the idea of slow living. I'm familiar with the area and the hotel.
The above painting is on his website. I like its optimism. I like the view past the door frame, I like the curtain, I like that the room has been deconstructed and reconstructed to the artist's liking. I think we need more of that reconstruction in our own lives, in our own world.
The one below is Maynooth, it hasn't been reconstructed but one can see how it could be.