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7 stages.

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when at the main detroit public library

climb up the stairs and step out of the doors

to the loggia outside

look up to the ceiling arches to see

the 7 beautiful mosiacs

inspired by william shakespeare’s

“as you like it”

the 7 stages of man

with thousands of tiny glazed tiles

 created by tiny hands at pewabic pottery

after reading the chart below

i believe that i find myself in the 5th stage – justice,

working my way toward the 7th stage – decrepitude.

“we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

-william shakespeare

knowledge is power.

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a great day spent in detroit

exploring the main library

built by andrew carnegie

in the last year of the civil war

to bring knowledge to the people

1 of 21 remaining in detroit

not forgetting the children

where stories were told in front of the fire

and careful attention

was paid to every detail

a beautiful oasis created and restored

beating in the heart of the city.

“a city isn’t so unlike a person.

they both have the marks to show

they have many stories to tell.

they see many faces.

they tear things down and make new again.”

― rasmenia massoud