At the junction between the old and the new buildings
A totem pole is topped by a leafy cabin in which a hare may be living. The artwork is made up of four components: a totem pole, a cabin, a tortoise and a hare. Each element carries its own story. The totem pole connects heaven and earth. The cabin, like a treehouse, is the perfect hiding place for any child. A strong and patient tortoise inhabits this place along with a nervous hare who is always ready to jump around. The names of 600 children who have been treated in this pavilion are engraved on the totem pole.
Ah! lui dit le lièvre
combien de temps
faut-il pour se rendre
Il n'est pas question
de se presser, dit la
tortue, l'important est
d'y arriver ensemble
A very long time ago - I would say in the time of totem poles and roaming wildlife, well before the arrival of the White Man -, a small hare lived in the eye of the world. It is unclear how or by what curse, he suddenly found himself at the very top of a pole, in a high-perched cabin...
Marie-Christiane Mathieu (2008). Nous. <http://www.ontogenetic.org/ste-justine/index.html>