|Streets and Steel|
The best and the worst of us is found in the streets and steel. Dreams and realities clash. Art is made. Humans do lovely things and rude things. In the midst of the fast pace you will see people stop to watch someone play the violin with his case open before him with a smattering of singles as people stop...just for a moment...to take in the music. To be present and caught off guard by unexpected beauty.
This may not be lakes and trees and sunsets dipping into the ocean, but there is beauty and wonder.
There is one common bond I see between nature landscapes and urban landscapes. They are both wild and untamed and cannot be controlled. They have their own life. This is why I find the suburbs the least interesting of them all. We try to contain nature and the streets. We control. We rule. We homogenize. In nature, every area has it's own vibration. Mountains, oceans, deserts, plains and forests are all different. Every city is too.
May we embrace the untamed.
May we embrace the streets and steel within us and know that there is life that is unique and vibrant, even if sometimes a little dangerous. It is human nature and just like nature in many ways.