Homeless in Vancouver: Tangerine dream of a spring morning

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      Allusions to warm, honey-coloured sunrises will have to wait for the higher temperatures.

      That will accompany first light a few weeks from now but I’m cool with that.

      What I will say about early Tuesday (March 19) morning in Vancouver’s Fairview neighbourhood is that it had the orange look and chill feel of a tangerine fresh from the refrigerator.

      And as such it was every bit as refreshing and welcome.

      View from Hemlock Street of the orange light pouring down West Broadway at 7:39 a.m.
      Stanley Q. Woodvine

      For whatever reason I took the beams of juicy orange sunlight as the signal that at long last—after the frustrating, false spring of late January and the friggin’ freezer of February—that the real thing (spring) had finally arrived.

      Looking north at the Granville Street Bridge from West Broadway and Hemlock at 7:39 a.m.
      Stanley Q. Woodvine
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      Stanley Q. Woodvine is a homeless resident of Vancouver who has worked in the past as an illustrator, graphic designer, and writer. Follow Stanley on Twitter at @sqwabb.

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