Tweet essay: freezing point | the boundary plane.

Freezing Point by Bev Norton
“Almost at the freezing point.” ©2009 Bev Norton. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Icicles
Icicles in the author’s hometown of Valemount, B.C.

On January 4, 2014 following a prolonged ice storm in Toronto, Ontario, I micro-blogged a characteristic “tweet essay,” or essay made of tweets. Topic: How does the “mixed” experience compare to the mysterious moment when water becomes ice, and vice versa? What does it mean to inhabit the boundary plane between one cultural identity and another?
That time when all the liquids turned into solids.
Sometimes, being of mixed ethnic background is like being at the freezing point of water.
The mysterious potential of being the lever that lies “between.”
Well, okay. Just one more tweet.