I have to admit that it’s kinda neat to live in a city that can boast the world’s longest skating rink, The Rideau Canal Skateway. I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t been out on it in years though. I preferred the community rinks when the kids were smaller. Now, however, they’re more than capable of holding their own on the canal and today I took my daughter and her friend for a little spin up and down a section of it. With a combination of it being the weekend, Winterlude (our winter festival), and the sun shining, bringing reasonable winter temperatures, the place was buzzing with people. While we took a break, I admired the vitality of the place and felt good being part of it. With the sun at my back, I also noticed the moon high in the beautiful blue sky and I couldn’t help but embrace the moment.