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Looking at this particular picture, you wouldn't think it's particularly vibrant. At first glance, it might seem, well, a little depressing. Old, weathered brick buildings, largely forgotten by a city more intent on seeking a good time. But stare into the alleys long enough and you see age in a different way.
Lives happen here, too, except these aren't the lives you'll typically see in magazines. They're not glamorous or picture-perfect, and they're not always pretty. Doesn't make them any less significant, though. Or worthy of being remembered.
Your turn: What is the appeal of ordinary?