Thinking about cultural politics, nationalism, identity & identification - on the subway, a ream of red as fans head to a Raptors game, icons of support temp-tatt'd to arms and cheeks - and what it leads to. On Beverly st yesterday, saw a group of youth sharing a schoolyard court. They were all using the same orangey lowbounce ball. But the group close to me, south asians whom I guessed hailed from south india, practiced their cricket bowling - the other group, all east asian, played street hockey, adorned with standard icehockey gear. Every once in a while, an errant ball went from cricket 2 hockey or versa, and a stick or hand wd return the sphere to rightful team & sport. I stood transfixed by this for some time, not sure why, the game, the history, the nation (however that comes to mean!). And now, shortly, to cyprus. Info, as always, @ www.cicac.ca.
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