You may have heard about the events that unfolded here in Ottawa on Wednesday. While on honorary guard at the National War Memorial, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, an army reserve, was fatally shot in the chest at point blank range with a shot gun by a fellow Canadian.
After such a dark day here on Wednesday, I am adding just a hint of colour to my Black & White post this week to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s memory with an image of our National House.
To Nathan’s family and friends, I extend my sincerest condolences. We are where we are, and as safe as we are, because of Canadians like Nathan.
In related news, I was surprised and extremely honoured to learn that another one of my images has been widely shared throughout Instagram, along with a text overlay that someone did saying “One Love 613”, as a symbol of strength for many in the city. The feeling is probably partly selfish and ill-timed at a time like this, but I’m also glad that I have been able to contribute to the movement with something I’ve created.