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Mary Lister– Uxbridge, Ontario

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Mary Lister

June 2, 2020. After a day of watching the feeds about the Black Lives Matter efforts and the insanity in the U.S., I went for a late-day ride to try to calm down. I was dizzy from the smell of blooming lilacs and honeysuckle, with undertones of fresh cut hay. I was aware of how lucky I was. Absolutely. I met Mary as I was rounding the corner on a particularly beautiful, pastural route. 

Are you in love?

“Yes. Ah, I’m in love with my husband, Andrew.”

Who has been the most influential person in your life?

“Wow, that’s a good question. Probably my mother, I guess. I’m the youngest of nine girls, so yeah, she’s been a pretty big inspiration. She’s worked hard her whole life and made-do with less to make sure that we had everything that we needed, so yeah, she’s pretty selfless.”

How do you feel about the future?

“Ah, optimistic–cautiously optimistic I guess. Hopeful. Under the circumstances, hopeful.”