This Is America..Dreams And An Update
No This Ain’t A Part Of Bombed Out Iraq.. This Is America
When I take the train on my commute in to Baltimore what you see in the picture above is what I see. Everyday this serves as a reminder to me about our mistaken priorities as a nation. While we squander lives and money in a war against a nation that never attacked us, we have entire neighborhoods like the ones you see in this picture being overrun by drugs, guns and other vices and just abandoned.
Credit for the picture goes to Scott on whose blog I found this and other pictures. His post deals with slightly different issues (the poor state of our infrastructure, especially railroads). Any of you interested should visit his blog to see how truly devastating what we see everyday is. I am not numb to this, but a lot of us live in neighborhoods where you can live a lifetime without being aware that there is another America out there.
How in the world do we justify this while we call ourselves the greatest nation on earth?
Some evenings when I am tired I get in to what I call a pre sleep sleep. It usually know that this will happen because the patterns are so darn similar every time. Here is what happens. I fall in to this light sleep and I start to dream. I am usually on a sidewalk about to step on to a street, or am going down a flight of stairs, or on a bridge, or in a high place like a mountain overlooking a steep valley.
And you can probably guess what happens next. I step off and fall. I then wake up with a start as if someone just hit me with a jolt of electricity. *A* noticed it once too.
I normally don’t think about this at all, but it happened on the train yesterday when I left work. I almost always power nap on the train for about 20 -30 mins. This time I had a dream that I stepped off a sidewalk and fell and like always woke up with a slight start. I wondered if the lady sitting next to me realized what had happened? Oh, I did sleep again, but this time someone else woke me up.
I have no clue what all this means, if any of you want to take a shot at interpreting this, go ahead.
Just for the record I don’t have any particular reason to worry about falling down nor do I have a fear of heights.
Update: Some of you take part in the Friday word. As per Mona the word this week is "Dance".