Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? — Bernard Lowe, Westworld


First Nation Totems — Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

Eagle. Bear. Snake. Wolf. Frog. Faces of creatures juxtapose with eyes staring wide with a story to tell.

The faces tower over me carved from western red cedar and shaped to form totems that retell First Nation stories, both real and mythical.

The stories weigh the air with their presence. I look down at the brass plaque with raised, etched lettering and read aloud:

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