Annex and Beyond
Discovery Abandoned Road
Aisvarya from Trinidad and I left our respective dwellings at 3 pm to walk and meet in the middle. The middle is the juncture of Christie and Dupont. I was curious to cross the track to find a north passage paralleling the train’s direction. We only found a worn-down dirt road next to buildings with generous brush and spray work of graffiti.
Aisvarya reported or said that Trinidad has no graffiti issues. Okay! It’s always fun to compare.
On that old abandoned road we came upon rejected furniture, most notably a burgundy-red easy living room chair. I’m sure the homeless make it out here. Shortly after this discovery we realize the road has a closure. It just ends. It’s a cul-de-sac.
Aisvarya and I retreated and came to a parkette of playgrounds, trail and such. Spray-painted on its wall were the words, “How can I grow-up if I never was raised?” A chuckle can arise when you read it although I sense a sad tone behind the message.
“Grow up we must do,” I thought. I do know people who don’t own up to their actions, want to be Peter Pan all their life and never knock on the door of responsibility.
When Aisvarya and I came to the intersection of Davenport and Christie we discovered a perfect place as a rendez-vous for the future—another park.
Parks are wonderful. They are spaces where you really do park—your mind. Parks are urban blessings.
May the Source be with you!
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