powerful messages found everywhere
“in an open society, no idea can be above scrutiny, just as no people should be beneath dignity.”
grand trunk pub, detroit, michigan, usa -2020
when walking downtown
this just sitting on a corner
no palm trees to be found
if you are missing your coconut
did you leave it behind
did you lose it
and not notice?
“in the garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.”
as the city begins to reopen
i find so many things at an intersection
guys on scooters, cars, pedestrians, orange construction cones,
lights, signs, trees, a clock, flyers
and of course
a robot delivering food across town
who gets the right of way?
man or machine?
“we’re fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves.”
a beautiful day spent in chicago.
“inspiration comes from everywhere:
books, art, people on the street.
it is an interior process for me.”
main street, ann arbor, mi, usa – 1952, a few years back.
when transportation options were booming
and parking was more flexible.
“all the stories i’ll ever need are right here on main street.”
photo credits: ann arbor townies, carol nordman
no appointment needed.
‘being a barber is about taking care of the people.”
varsity barber shop, ann arbor, michigan ,usa
so many things to discover on the street
“the marvels of daily life are exciting;
no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.”
ann arbor, michigan, usa – september 2018
and just like that
the city has emerged from a very long hibernation.
“hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.”
gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa – april 2018
and this is how a city is born –
urban planning at its finest.
“a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”
last night’s super moon over ann arbor.
“i’ve never seen a moon in the sky that,
if it didn’t take my breath away,
at least misplaced it for a moment.”
image credit: g.e. anderson, alumni association of university of michigan