The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

Posts tagged “regret

The Secret Nook – Chapter 11 (Under the Sun)

Posted on October 10, 2018

Perhaps “lost” wasn’t the right word.  More than anything, she felt hopeless.  On a whim based on a recurring dream, Meadow had taken time off from work, borrowed her boss’s truck, driven back into her childhood, and ended up in a place that seemed to have no open doors. Lying in her bed and waiting for the sun’s morning rays to warm her, she thought of just how much her life had followed this pattern.  She had wanted to go back to college and take business courses, but didn’t have the money. Two failed romantic relationships had done little to build her confidence.  She had buried her talent.  And now she had returned back home in an effort to uncover some secret from her past…


Posted on March 18, 2014

In his Inertia Variations, John Tottenham, includes a section called “A View From a Hill,” in which he concludes: I am not yet quite over it. I am lying down on top of it. Surveying behind me a wasteland Of dried-up promise. While the lights below twinkle With dull mocking uncertainty. There isn’t much left to look forward to, And the looking forward of the past has been belied. My family and I had one of those very experiences last week as we visited Ottawa and skated along the Rideau Canal – a family ritual.  It had been two years since I had been to my old stomping grounds and I found myself wondering how I’d feel about seeing Parliament Hill once more. As…