Yesterday was different. I have spent the past several year in suburbia. Shielded from the inner city plight. I have forgotten about all the homeless and transient people. I have not seen all the litter, trash, and graffiti that dominates the inner city streets and buildings. And there is an added calamity, many abandon buildings and storefronts, where once thriving businesses where. A result of recession so they say. Adding to that the neighborhood where I resided and knew so well now aging in decline.
Can we blame it all on recession? I wonder. Have we just givin up? Do we just not care? No pride in what is ours? You tell me. Personally, I don’t see this as the end of the road, but a beginning , a new challenge. Like the symbolic Phoenix. Out of the fire and ash…………..