My friends are writing on a website called HopeWorks. It has inspired me to tell you a little bit about why I love Detroit. And if you know me, you know I LOVE DETROIT, and I could go on and on. The true only reason why I would walk away from my home is so that I could live in the city. People think I'm nuts. Detroit is a big city, it covers a lot of ground. West side, East side, Downtown, etc. Most people think about the Downtown area when they talk about Detroit. I've seen a lot of the city, and can find my way around pretty much any part of it. But I'd want to live downtown, preferrably the Eastern Market Area.
Its a weird thing, when I am in the city, I feel like I am constantly being hugged. When I take a deep breath in, I feel like an extra big smile comes across my face.
When I drive around the city, I think about my childhood and all the great places I've seen as a child, I think about the history on every corner. I think about the beautiful people who lived in our city and who made it great. I think about different people who live here now, and continue to make it great!
I think about Faygo pop, Belle Isle, the old Packard Plant, DHAM, hamtown, The Stroh's plant, Franklin Street, Johnny's Ham King, Oblivions, and you know my favorite place Roma's. I think about The Market and all the people who come and bring their veggies to sell, I think about flowers, and oil drums cut in half with bbqing meat. I think about JR Hirt.
I think about how the heartbeat of our city may have slowed down a little, how its a little worn for the wear but people are coming in who believe in the city, people like me, who feed others,. who bring love and joy to the city, who walk along the river banks who dream of what it could be and change it.
I think about...
I think about you. I think about taking you to the city, and showing you around, and telling you the stories and the history of my great city. To show you the smiles on the beautiful faces of children who run in our city. To show you the beauty of what it once was, and what it continues to be, for us to dream together of a beauty undefined.
I love Detroit.