Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brad Pitt

He is pretty.

So, Kim and I went to the AMC Star Fairlane theater in Dearborn to see "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button". I highly recommend seeing it, if you haven't already. It's nice to cry and hold your loved one's hand.

When I got up to use the bathroom, it was very quiet in the lobby. The Star Fairlane is a rather large place, and that somehow disquieted me. On our way back from the theater, we passed by several darkened and vacant storefronts along Michigan Avenue.

Canton is booming, and a part of Dearborn and a great deal of Inkster are collapsing in on themselves. Coming back from a movie like the one I had just seen, this fact of life... this basic truth that my home is changing... hurt a little more than usual.

I didn't talk to Kim about it. I don't know why.


Kimber said...

I was a good movie.

Keep in mind that it was 11pm on a Thursday night. It was supposed to be dark and quiet on the streets, but yes businesses are closing.

I have lived in many places, met many people, went to many schools... and I think I may be a little callus about change. Everything changes every day and for the most part it is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. You have lived in one place all of your life. I like to know what's going on in your head, especially when it has to do with real life, and I will try to be more sympathetic to your feelings of loss.

cassdawn said...

so mark i see the pregnancy hormones are kicking in ;)

i meant that in regards to the movie portion of your blog.

as to the decline of your home - i wish there was something comforting to say. i have some strong ties to my hometown though i suspect not as strong as you. but i can't even imagine what a declining boston would look like so i can't empathize. but i do feel very sympathetic. try writing about it.

Heff said...

Never Cook Bacon While Naked. YOU'LL BURN YOUR MEAT !