Lotus Land


Immigration To Canada
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The family arrived in Canada from Finland in the 50's. After spending two years in a Sudbury suburb of Long Lake, they packed up and left for the West Coast. After traveling west through the Rocky Mountains they arrived on the shores of the Pacific. Two years later, the great island there welcomed them. The island was like a jewel in the Pacific Ocean, which they had just discovered.

There's a poem called the "Lotus Eaters" and maybe the physical beauty of this Island acts like those Lotus plants. Metaphorically speaking, some eventually discovered the "lotus plant", that infamous little tempter of travelers. It seemed good to eat, so they ate. But soon they noticed that they did not want to leave. They were content as cows in a field and forgot all about their homes.
  by Frida Kostian