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    Smile turn as rough and piney

    Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in this context below?
    Could it mean the speaker wants to become strong like a laurentian forest? Please help. Thank you.

    (The speaker is a girl who lives in Montreal, Canada. She has been bullied at school.)
    --- I hear my mom's music coming from the stereo. These days it's Kate and Anna McGarrigle over and over again.
    Listening to them I imagine myself a gorgeous stubborn singer
    travelling the world with hope and a guitar

    turning as rough and piney as a laurentian forest.

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    Re: turn as rough and piney

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in this context below?
    Could it mean the speaker wants to become strong like a laurentian forest? Please help. Thank you.

    (The speaker is a girl who lives in Montreal, Canada. She has been bullied at school.)
    --- I hear my mom's music coming from the stereo. These days it's Kate and Anna McGarrigle over and over again.
    Listening to them I imagine myself a gorgeous stubborn singer
    travelling the world with hope and a guitar

    turning as rough and piney as a laurentian forest.
    I'm not sure that strong is the same as rough and piney. I suppose that the speaker wants to become rough so that bullies will not bother her any longer.

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    Re: turn as rough and piney

    In this context, I think that become rough and piney is probably the same as become strong. The Canadian boreal forest is so immense that our activities affect it very little.

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