Reveal Robert “Bad Bob” Zimmermann’s eight French-Canadian middle names… Jacques and Laurent are almost definitely in there since they are established family names… But what about the rest?
The man is almost 60, you can’t convince me he didn’t end up with a whack of middle names when he was born. He was born pre-Quiet Revolution. There’s gotta be a René or Jean tucked in there somewhere. Probably an Alphonse or Pierre. Maybe an Émile or Claude?
Just… Give me Bad Bob’s absurdly long birth certificate.
He is the comfort of a familiar place and the nostalgic smile from childhood summers by the canteen; the fragrance of clay from potted kitchen sets and the flavour of delicate fruits off my grandmother’s guava tree. He is the calm from the pouring rainstorms on the rooftop, the song from my petrichor dreams. He keeps the past demons in their graves and helps me to only see my pleasant memories.