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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Six Word Saturday - 26 October 2013

"A day may sink or save as realm." - Alfred Lord Tennyson




Ever feel like you're sinking?
 
Or, that the captain of your ship/community has let you sink?

Maybe I'm not really sinking, but I'm truly sad.
 
 
AVERTING TRAGIC EVENTS IS 
THE KEY
 
 
 
MARK TWAIN BRANCH LIBRARY
ABANDONED WASTE
 
 
Last week, a friend from my school days in Michigan posted a photo on Facebook that broke my spirit for mankind, again.  It displayed a stunning, and remarkable, quaint building with books scattered all over the floor, in a hopeless mess.
 
Of course, without a doubt, she caught my attention!
 
 
 
 
 
 

"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression." - Confucius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ON THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION




 
This example of pure architectural waste is possibly understandable, when a community does not have the aid, resources, or funds to bring something back to life.  However, it's the worst crime of all to allow BOOKS of any sort, to become a moldy loss, and deprive readers from learning and literary enjoyment.
 
The tragic beginning to the sad story about Detroit's Mark Twain library here should awaken someone.
 
 
Apparently, there are those that believe demolishing and bringing a lifetime of memories to dust, is the only answer.  (for the final reality on Detroit's Mark Twain library here.)
 
WE HAVE THE POWER WITHIN.
 

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PEOPLE
 
 
 
 
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 comments:

Ruth Cox said...

What a powerful 6WS statements you offer up this morning! It is truly sinful to see the demise of the Twain library.

Cloudia said...

Good breezes ARE blowing! That's why opposing forces seem so desperate. Keep being the change, dear friend!



Aloha

JJ said...

This is truly a sad post. They have destroyed souls.

sage said...

That library is a tragedy...

R. Mac Wheeler said...


Dramatic pix

restlessjo said...

I guess you need to do something, Karen. This post is a good start.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I've seen pictures of the decay of old Detroit buildings before, but seeing it happening to a library (notably the slideshow after the link you provided) is quite devastating.

JosephAlsarraf said...

So, did they throw away all the books? That is very sad. They should have kept the books and renovated the library. : )

Jim said...

I am glad that those stepped forward to the rescue. They were really needed.

Our Houston schools are closing the school libraries and abolishing the school nurse position, plus many other cuts. Too many tax cuts (so not enough revenue in the state budget) to help businesses make more profit.
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