On my walk through Detroit I also spent a lot of time talking to the homeless men and women that were sleeping in the bus stops and I think that messages they gave me were truly profound. None of them lamented the position they were in, many instead would tell me of how they were planning on getting back on their feet. They spoke of enjoying the walk down to Downtown, and the storage center that allowed some of them to sleep in when the weather turned bad. Detroit to me is truly beautiful, it is not only in the statues but in the rubble and those that have been pushed to the bottom that creates this beauty. While it may be a more Eastern philosophy I truly believe there is beauty in the breakdown, because of the possibilities for growth and renewal. As I walked, I walked with my friend Joe from Indianapolis and we both agreed that we would return to Detroit because it was quickly becoming one of our favorite cities. We walked and listened to Let Go by Frou Frou (attached) and in those early morning hours the beauty of the city was unleashed, from the sculptures, to the rubble, to those sleeping on the streets.
Attached are two pictures from the night, one of my friend Joe atop a pile of rubble, and one of countless footsteps and possibilities. Both spoke to me, I just hope they speak to you as well.