In Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers this week, the focus is on bravery. Although this can mean so many different things to so many people, the first image that comes to mind for me when I think of bravery is a firefighter. As the quote I used in this piece suggests, just the fact that someone chooses to become a firefighter is a phenomenal act of bravery.
This photo was taken last summer when I was out cycling and I came upon the tragic fire in the town of Magnetawan. Sadly, the general store and 'June's Restaurant' as it was known to locals, was lost to the fire.
Note: It was a really hot summer day. Add to that the heat from the fire and it must have been sweltering in that uniform!