Since, we live locally we know the history of the town very well. But, most of the time as we got older we really couldn't understand it. But, watching the news and seeing a place like Coney Island experiencing some of the same deterioration. I think the biggest bad influence on those towns were fear. I think after 9/11 I, myself, have been conscience of what I have been fearful of. And, if that fear is stopping me from something I love, I really make an effort to face that fear and get over it. I do have a fear of bridges in the last couple of decades. It really has shocked me, and really hard to fight a feeling I can not control. But, I will NOT let it stop me There actually was a billboard as I drove on to the Verrazano Bridge that read: It's just a bridge.....Get over it! Then on my way home to ease my tenseness and apprehension there was the music. Of course, I was listening to E Street Radio and a Bruce Springsteen concert was on. The song "Into the Fire" came on with all of it's words of encouragement, I can't say it was a breeze, but it did help. Then as I rode into Asbury Park, the song "My City of Ruins" came on. I can't help but, think I am in the right place at the right time.
I was so excited when I saw the Art Walls.....I had no idea about them so I started taking pictures and the link to learn more is here: