Through Boyd Park up the stairs and across rt 27 there is an abandoned walkway along the river. This walkway may have been abandoned by mainstream society but the day I walked down this path it seemed like a sanctuary for folks living a less “mainstream life”.
As my partner and I decided to walk the path we never knew we’d end up on a field trip to a different world. I decided not to take pictures of the family bathing and washing their clothes in the river, the artists painting the concrete walls or the mattresses placed under the underpass for shelter. Although these shots would have painted a clearer picture of the abandoned resources being used by folks living on the trail I felt it to be an invasion of privacy. Below are some images of trail and the art on the trail walls.
We are all interconnected. We all share this planet and the resources offered by it. I hope this trail continues to offer sanctuary for folks.
The ultimate question I must ask myself is, "why am I not more like myself? Why am I not more like the person I was born to be?" My soul and yours are equally a spark of G-d, the universe or whatever you believe but each spark bring a unique light into the world. It shines in a way no other soul can, and we have the opportunity to bring goodness, holiness, righteousness, and healing in specific ways and to specific people and situations which no one else can.