I took these pictures on Thursday morning as soon as I woke up and saw this view from my bedroom window. What a special day that ended up being.
Sometimes I'm taken over by the overwhelming love I have for this City. When I walk to work, ride my bike through the neighborhoods, gaze out the windows, and mingle with fellow townspeople, it helps me to revel in the good here. Of course, I also recognize the bad, but mostly I am excited for what is to come.
I read this quote recently about the City that rang true to me: “The people who live here usually have something going on...They’re artistic, they’re handy, they’re self-starters. People who are finicky don’t come to Detroit. There’s a filter at work here. You’ve got to have self-sufficiency.” - George Royce
Finicky. That's exactly the right word.
I was recently asked if I was ever embarrassed of my City. Embarrassed? Never. Disappointed? Sometimes. Proud? Always.