Still Learning To See

Another view

I grew up just 80 miles from Detroit but rarely travelled there as a child. Much later in my work life I spent many weeks right downtown. By then Detroit was on the decline, a ghost city but one filled with many remnants of its amazing roots.

When we flew over earlier this week, skies were clear and the plane tipped a wing toward the downtown just at the right time. Odd to see all of it laid out below, the same places I worked in and walked around so often in the past.

And then to think beyond that to the remarkable history of the area. What often seems so fixed in a single lifetime is, over the course of even a short period of time, so transient, so changing. The millions of lives. The stories of real people. The print of humankind on the land. I see all of that from the safe distance of the airplane.

Downtown Detroit, the Detroit River, the Ambassador Bridge and Windsor, Ontario.

This entry was published on March 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Another view

  1. Brother D on said:

    Well said brother.

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