The Promise of Spring

Graeme Abernethy

Preface

The Promise of Spring is a tribute to Vancouver's (and Vancouvers) past in the form of a lyric fiction based on a number of the author's early experiences in the city. Originally composed in response to an extended absence from home, it observes those processes of layering within which we are unavoidably implicated: layers of time, memory, technology, and genre.

Graeme Abernethy & Myke Preuss

But of those decadent ages in which no Ideal either grows or blossoms?… Hapless ages: wherein, if ever in any, it is an unhappiness to be born.
-Thomas Carlyle

In self-reproach and loneliness and disillusion he came to the entrance of the labyrinth.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald