Sunday, February 5, 2012

Reflection


I have a strange fascination with the Gowanus Canal which runs just east of here.  I think it is beautiful.  Sadly, it's also toxic.

The community has rallied on the canal's behalf and it is now on a long and slow journey to be restored.

I wandered there today to think.  About a lot of things.  There is a lot weighing heavily on my mind right now. 

I left feeling hopeful.  That what is broken, might be fixed.





11 comments:

  1. You have such an excellent eye for composition. And your words always hit the mark. I hope someday you'll post photos of the 'after' canal.

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    1. Thanks Susan. :) It is because of this blog that I've started to take a greater interest in snapping photos. I hope to see the 'after' canal too. The clean-up is a massive project.

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  2. I like all the pictures, and the reflection one is particularly interesting. There can be a strange beauty in broken things. I hope this place provided the inspiration you were looking for.

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  3. Glad you found a peaceful, hopeful place to think -- that's so, so important. I've felt weighed down lately, too. Sending you hugs and warm thoughts.

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    1. Thanks Meg. You're such a sweetheart. I hope we both feel a little lighter soon.

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  4. Love the photos! For some reason I actually really love graffiti, too, and that along with the reflections just are awesome. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Thanks Meradeth. I love the graffiti too :)

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  5. Things that are broken CAN be fixed, especially if people rally around to help :)

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