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Another Door to the Moon

by Su Cho

 

Every time I see something cool

and point it out to someone

 

it sneaks behind a building,

shrinks itself, camera-shy

 

So I will capture it here—

the perfect crescent of the first

 

clipped nail stained orange

from peeling tangerines

 

while we watched TV again,

held each other again, having not

 

gone outside we wonder

what the moon looks like today

 

but don't bother peeking out the blinds

because it's always the same

 

Instead I tell you about a childhood song

about the night sky—how my face is round and big

 

like the moon but the only Korean word

I can remember is the word for egg,

 

for daughter, 달걀 and 딸,

when the word is so simple

 

I forgot about it entirely and instead

think door, which is 문, which yes,

 

sounds like moon, and I finally whisper

to you 달, and there it is, there's the 달.

 

from the book THE SYMMETRY OF FISH / Penguin

 

 

LUNATION is a program of theatrical gatherings inspired by days of significance in various months.  In association with community partners, Threshold began offering LUNATION events for selected months in our St. Clair West and Oakwood Village neighbourhoods prior to the pandemic. 

 

The first LUNATION was in response to February's theme of Family-- a performance of Mark Cassidy’s Allistonian Brockvillian Dionysian.  ABD took place at the Amp Studio Café 154 Oakwood Ave.  

Our March theme was 'Water' and featured a reading of Stormbound by Carol Cece Anderson at St. Matthew's United Church 729 St. Clair Ave. W.  

April was National Poetry Month and we celebrated with Recite Night at Ellington's Music & Café 805 St. Clair Ave. West.  People from diverse backgrounds came out to share and discuss their favourite poems. Thank you to Ellington's for hosting!

National Mining Week took place in May exploring the controversial legacy of the Canadian mining industry.  Thanks to those who joined us on Thursday May 31 at 8:30 pm in Roseneath Park  for a brief workshop and information gathering session for Your Mine & Ours a piece we are developing on the effects of Canadian mining industry both at home and abroad.

Our October event focussed on mental health, in response to World Mental Health Day on October 10.  Threshold presented The Girl in the Picture Tries to Hang up the Phone written and performed by Hume Baugh,  Saturday October 27, 2018 at St. Matthew's United Church (in the parlour) 729 St. Clair Ave. West. 

We look forward to getting back on track with our Lunation series and sharing further events with the community In the coming months!  All events are free or pay what you can.

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