I had a great day at the Abbotsford Flea Market today. It doesn't sound glamorous but there is this interesting mix of people that come through the markets. It is really enjoyable to chat with many of them. I am grateful to the people who work and run the markets. They are a great community experience and it has been a joy for me to be a part of them. I am referring to the Flea markets as well as the Farmer's markets. They beg a study in community experience as well as consumerism, both positive and negative. On one hand you have vendors selling fruits and vegetables as well as people reselling used items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! Maybe there is no "other" hand. I was going to comment on consumerism but we have a definite need to consume and what better place to do it than in a community experience. Great job everyone. Also a big thank you to everyone who enjoyed my music today and especially to those who stopped to chat and share a story. Peace everyone.