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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Empty Spaces

You know how you get used to the same thing every day on your route to work or school? Yesterday, I noticed an empty space on the corner of a street near downtown. Empty. Something was just plowed over, and for the life of me I can't remember what was there. And, somehow I felt bad about that. The now-gone building was probably the dream of some entreprenuer a long time ago. Now, it's gone. An empty space sits, waiting for its next occupant, making way for progress in a revitalized downtown that often means tearing down old buildings.

Behind the empty space, now sitting alone is another old building. This one I've always noticed because through the windows in the top floor you can see someone's collection of old cars from the 20s, 30s and 50s. I've yearned to go in and see the cars, but now I wonder how much longer that building is going to survive on the street known as "Automobile Alley" because of its history. I wonder if I'll notice and remember what was there when it's an empty space.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I know the guy who the building and the cars. We should call him and you can see them. He owns a bunch of property around town just to hold all of the other stuff he collects. Rich people. :-)
C.

CISSY said...

Sounds like a plan!