It took me very long to clue in that Gulliver would more than likely come to Canada one day; but, when I realized it, I couldn’t wait to see what he would give me as hints. He didn’t disappoint: Niagara Falls, Maple Syrup, the Northern Lights, he was pretty spot-on.
It’s interesting to receive another country’s representation of your own country, and to see how they imagine you. Canadian stereotypes usually seem to orbit around moose-riding, igloo building and Tim Horton’s, so I’m overjoyed to see that Gulliver overlooked the “hey”’s and the hockey, and remembered mostly natural phenomenons like the Aurora Borealis and the never-ending flow of the Niagara Falls.
Although it surprised him, I obviously got it right and received a beautiful red dream-catcher the next day. A DREAMCATCHER! Gulliver ACKNOWLEDGED the NATIVES!!!! (Which Canada itself struggles with) I was absolutely delighted and couldn’t wait to hang the dream-catcher in my house. I must say, this is the best hommage to Canada I have seen in my time on the Internet.
Thank you, Gulliver the “poor yet manly” Seagull.