Montreal is cool, have you ever doubted it?
Quebecers are unsure people. This has struck me when i came back from living in europe 2 years ago.
Call it lack of self confidence, insecurity, blame it on our history and the fact that we are a french minority or whatever else you like, it is a fact, a tendency about folks here.
I told friends about my observations many times, but the best example i could find just popped up this last week with the covers of Spin Magazine and The International Herald Tribune about da city we live in.
Now that they wrote it – that we are cool, hip, the next big thing – we can be proud of who we are and what we’ve made out of this city, is that it?
I wish folks here wouldn’t need the approbation of some trendy magazines or useless f**g expensive studies to make us feel we are different, highly creative, and have our place in this world.
Montreal is one of the best place to live in. I claim it because i do feel that way – and i do not doubt it.