It's appropriate, in a way, because this sinuous path crossing the Champ des possibles open space near where I live started me thinking about the resonances of "desire lines." They are, urbanists say, the paths people choose to make when they want to get some place. They frequently have nothing to do with formal layout of streets and sidewalks and almost always they say a lot about people's aims.
But I can't say I'm too pleased with myself for using the photo to promote the two parties we're planning to launch the book. The cover, which I love, is a little racey and it's been mentioned to me that it's not the sort of thing that librarians and others might like to find in the hands of kids.
Since the image is a detail from a painting by Edwin Holgate, a member of Canada's legendary Group of Seven parinters, it shouldn't get much flack. But just the same I've buckled. The e-mail invitation will use the book cover, though.
Whatever, you're all invited to attend one or both of the launches:
Wednesday November 6 at 7 p.m.