Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ferguson

Ferguson Police

So I went up to the spring street fair in Ferguson yesterday. It was disappointing. Pretty small, a number of vendors and organizations in little tents, a stage, off and on rain all day. The crowd was thin and some of the vendors were striking their tents when I arrived.

It hit me that I've never set foot in Ferguson in the 48 years since I came to St. Louis University. Well off my path from anywhere to anywhere. Didn't dare go during last August's convulsions. We're big enough that there are a number of parts of the metro area I have never seen, no reason to visit except curiosity. If I cut back to part time work in two years (I hope I hope I hope I hope) maybe I can expand my horizons.                                

Hearts Rebuilt

I Love Ferguson

With A Smile

8 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Very heartwarming sentiments in those signs! I hope that city is healing.

Luis Gomez said...

I really like these Bob.

Birdman said...

Like nature, everything rebirth given time and love.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It can happen at times Bob, expectations aren't met. How wonderful if you cut back on your hours, just think of the photographic adventures you can have when you have a wee bit more time.

cieldequimper said...

A lot of healing is needed there. And a lot of understanding too.

William Kendall said...

There is hope. It's been a very difficult year.

Jack said...

Given the limitations of time and the habits we all develop, it is just about impossible to get around to all the places in a metropolitan area of any size. You have my non-papal dispensation.

Stefan Jansson said...

Glad that you have decided to check out the unknown parts of your town.