Monday past was my second last ceramics lesson. I had glazed three of my vessels the week before, and was quite excited to see how they had turned out. My favorite of the entire batch is a simple cylindrical vase, which might I add I threw entirely on my own. After it had dried to the leather-hard stage, lead letterpress type was used to imprint a small excerpt of text, namely two sentences from the song, 'Ahead by a Century' from The Tragically Hip. It's one of my favorites, and the one which introduced me to their music. The one that made me stop dead in my tracks, at the age of 15, in my old Canadian home, in a time when I listened to anything but that genre. The one which I still find so hauntingly beautiful, I still get goosebumps when I hear that guitar.