OCTOBER AT THE MUSEUM – 2019

September 30, 2019








OCTOBER AT THE MUSEUM – 2019 
by Bernard Bujold –
I could not let the arrival of October 2019 on the calendar pass without greeting my spiritual friend “OCTOBER” in residence at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal. I have adopted James Tissot’s work and on each visit I go to say hello to her, a little like an old lover…. 
My visit was appropriate because I learned, with great sadness, that the work OCTOBER will be on loan from September 30 to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for a special exhibition surrounding James Tissot. 
Life is no longer the same without OCTOBER! 
Even the canvas that replaces it is in pain of love! 
I have of course some other works that I consider to be favorites and that I contemplate at each visit including “CLAIR DE LUNE” by Henri-Joseph Harpignie and “PAYSAGE (AVEC MARINE)” by Georges Michel but none replace OCTOBER in my heart! 
I also took the opportunity of my visit, this Sunday, September 29, to have a coffee and see the misdeed that one or more breakers did on the exterior wooden sculpture while the left arm was stolen. (Charles Joseph – Residential School Totem Pole). A sad and above all bizarre action! Fortunately, we will learn a few days later that the arm will be returned back over.
Have a good fall 2019 and have a good trip my dear OCTOBER! 
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THE MONTREAL CLIMATE MARCH – 2019

September 28, 2019




THE MONTREAL CLIMATE WALK – 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
It was like the heyday of the 2012 Student Red Squares, but more festive and less aggressive. 
The organizers put forward the figure of half a million people spread everywhere around the official route of the walk. The star of the hour, Greta Thunberg, gave two speeches, one at the beginning and one at the end of the march. 
Will this walk have a real effect on the climate and the future of the planet or will the day just be a beautiful memory for the thousands of walkers? 
To be continued… 
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POLITICS IN 2019

September 24, 2019


POLITICS IN 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
A political leader should be like the captain of a ship! Standing on the deck and making sure to bring the freighter and the crew to their destination. 
Politics in 2019, all over the world, is rather a kind of boat at war! The problem is that too many crew members want to be the captain and this results in a situation of continual mutiny. The left wants to go in one direction and the right to the opposite and no one wants to yield in its objectives (in modern term it is called polarization). Result: the ship stays in the harbor, or worse bottom down! 
I have compassion for those who are the designated captains (politicians) and I do not envy them! Their challenge is an impossible one! 
To be a politician in 2019, one must be naive and believe that one can change the world. But this vision is a mirage! 
As Shakespeare said: “There is a wave on the ocean of life, which if taken at the right time to the shore will lead the ship to new lands full of hope and promise; but if it is missed then it will be failure and misery … ” 
Conclusion, we must hope that the wave will be good … 
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WELCOME TO FALL 2019

September 23, 2019


WELCOME TO FALL 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
The fall 2019 season arrived in town at 2:50 am on Monday, September 23rd and will end on December 21st. Have a good autumn! 
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BATMAN AND HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY

September 21, 2019



BATMAN VISITING MONTREAL 
By Bernard Bujold –
The famous vigilante BATMAN came to Montreal on Saturday, September 21, 2019 between 8 p.m. and midnight to celebrate his 80th birthday. For the occasion, the famous Bat-signal was to be projected above downtown on the old Dupuis building at the corner of Ste Catherine and de Maisonneuve. 
Unfortunately for the fans, a kind of joker went up a tree (a decorative structure in the Park) and shouted with a megaphone that he wanted to meet Justin Trudeau or Andrew Scheer. 
The police forced the cancellation of the screening, which lasted only 20 minutes. 
We don’t know where BATMAN went next or why he didn’t go to get the joker down the tree…
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THE FALL OF 2019

September 18, 2019




THE FALL OF 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
We must salute the 2019 summer season because it will soon leave us to make way for the FALL of 2019, which arrives Monday, September 23rd, in the early morning… (2h50am) 
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LATE SUMMER 2019

September 16, 2019


LATE SUMMER 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
The end of the summer season comes at the same time as the federal election. 
We can make a connection between voters and seagulls… 
Indeed, a single one does not have much persuasive power but several seagulls together then become a completely different situation…
Have a good end of summer and a good election! 
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