The season of tearing down. It feels as though, following an era of abandonment and decay, people are finally taking action in the face of massive migration.
I'm not just talking about the housing collapse, though that is definitely part of it. There was a (relatively) small grocery store on Noble, behind the movie theater on Mayfield. It probably closed the year I bought my house. Unlike the aforementioned movie theater, which closed shortly after that, and has since been occupied by a Hollywood Video, later a pathetic-looking liquor store (they didn't even change the Hollywood video design, paint the walls or anything) the grocery store was never reused for any purpose at all. Just a big empty building, with a big empty lot.
Last month, they tore it down. But also, they ripped up the cracked, useless parking lot. Today I ran past, there was earth and ground cover and seed. One might say where there was something, there is now nothing. To me, it is exactly the opposite.
Climate: cool, clear dawn
Distance: 4.2 miles
Morning run. Dropped the car off at the girl's school early and ran my way home, so that she and I could walk to school together this morning as part of Walk/Bike To School Morning. I am not too concerned about the girl's physical health, at least as far as getting up and moving is concerned. She is a
Gorillaz Genius Playlist
Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
No Surprises - Radiohead
Henrietta (183 bpm) - The Fratellis
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand
On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz
And She Was - Talking Heads
Life During Wartime - Taking Heads