Van­cou­ver singer-song­writer Leah Bar­ley found a con­nec­tion through I Saw You

The Georgia Straight - - Valentines Day -

“It was the sum­mer of 2010. I had just moved to Van­cou­ver ear­lier that year in Fe­bru­ary to study at CSNN [Cana­dian School of Nat­u­ral Nutri­tion] on West Broad­way. We had class through the sum­mer be­cause it was a one-year in­ten­sive course. On our breaks, we would all go out­side and sit in the sun. One day a group of us were stand­ing on the side­walk and two guys were walk­ing to­ward us. As they came closer, one of them locked eyes with me as he walked past. He was rugged, tanned, and tat­tooed. To­tal babe.

“A few weeks later, I was head­ing to class and read the I Saw Yous and he had writ­ten about me. He de­scribed the group of us out­side the school and what I looked like—cute girl with blond dreads and glasses—and I knew it was him.

“I was sort of freak­ing out when I got to class; I was laugh­ing so hard and was re­ally ex­cited. When I got home, I logged on to the web­site so we could con­nect in per­son.

“It turned out that we were both fire spin­ners, so we hung out at dif­fer­ent beaches to play and spin to­gether. Noth­ing se­ri­ous came of it, but we’re still friends to this day.”

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