I moved to Montreal in 1986. It was a glorious Fall. I visited Parc Jean Drapeau and saw what was left of Expo 67


I marveled at the resilience of pop culture detritus. Buckminster Fuller’s expression of tensegrity had become a biosphere


Habitat 67 rejoiced in the banality of its concreteness. I was told that Marc Lalonde, a former finance minister, owned an address there.


An Easter Island Moai giant looked at me. I would see it again later that winter in the Yves St. Laurent window on Sherbrooke.


And that was that. The distance between inspiration and aspiration closed.