Bathed in sunlight…

After hearing about the personal tragedy of a friend, I was kind of shaken up, so I decided to go for a walk this morning around my neighborhood. The weather today is absolutely gorgeous and comforting, in a way. The air is kind of hazy and seems to just hold the sunlight. I walked around the DIA to John R, then down Ferry St. and back. Each house along Ferry seems to have a story to tell (some literally tell a story with big green historical markers) and it was comforting, in a way, to just think about how many generations of families lived in those houses, how they all fell into disrepair, and the recent renewal of the block.

All-in-all, it’s really comforting when you’re having a hard time with things to walk through a city that has had so much success, failure, renewal, abandonment, happiness, pain, frustration, hope and embodies the soul of America like no other city.

1 Comment so far

  1. max (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    has anyone else seen the article about our fair city in the most recent issue of Dwell Magazine? first, if you’re not familiar, Dwell is a Modern Achitechure magazine but the funny thing is that they barely mention any of the new “mod” lofts that are popping up all over the place. they mostly talk about Campus Martius and the fact that no one ever walks anywhere. they do, however make fun of the People Mover. they say it’s more of a novelty than a useful form of transportation.

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