Miniature meditations on the imagery I notice as my life moves me around my country and the world.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Construction site, Somerville, Massachusetts
Assembly Square continues to develop apace in Boston, with some sort of high-rise now emerging above the land that used to be parking lots and rather sketchy strip mall. When I first moved to Somerville, the development plans for assembly square were a major point of contention in local politics, between established powers who wanted to make a quick buck with their developer friends and progressives agitating for more strategic development of a mixed commercial and residential area. I hope this high-rise means the mixed-use developments have ultimately won, but I've lost touch with what's going on in the former home that embraced me for a decade of my life, across my true transition from childhood into adulthood. I miss that city in many ways, and in others am quite content with my new life in Iowa.