Friday, December 29, 2006
Traces on Dufferin Road
London, Ontario, December 2006
Everywhere I walk in the historic neighborhood near my office, I come across imprints of leaves that months ago fell to the ground before disappearing for good. Correction, the leaves may have disappeared, but their traces live on in the ghostly acid-washed sidewalk images left behind by a warm, wet autumn.
It's enough to remind me that history has a way of keeping us honest, for just because something no longer exists doesn't mean that it can't impact your life in some small way.
Your turn: Do you believe that the ghosts of the past can influence our present and future? Does history matter to you?