Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Eats, shoots & leaves
Leaving the neighborhood
London, ON, October 2009
As we close out this week's Thematic theme, leaves, I thought I'd give it a bit of a twist. I came across this sad little scene on a sad stretch of a quiet little street on the fringe of my burg's downtown core. I never even knew there was a store back here, so my regret as I stood on the sidewalk revolved around never having had the opportunity to know what this neighborhood had lost.
Sure, it's a forgettable, crooked little building among a bunch of forgettable, crooked buildings. And whatever happened in this place is now part of this area's - and some stranger's - past. Wherever the now-former owner of this business ends up, I hope it's in a happier-looking place than this. And I hope that story has a happier ending, too.
Sometimes, things leave our lives with barely a ripple. Sometimes, we wish they didn't have to leave at all.
Your turn: Things we wish would never leave. Please discuss.
One more thing: New Thematic Photographic theme - red - launches tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT. All welcome. Bonus points to folks who bring friends.