After the show I took a walk around downtown Springfield. It's bombed out and desolate. They've been trying to revive it at least since 1986. It used to be more vibrant in it's deterioration then. I wasn't  completely out of place pushing a baby stroller around there  in those days.

Perhaps I'm more out of place there now since it's only become more bombed out. I guess having lived there provides me with a sense of place and belonging. I'm not afraid and the men who pass me by just give me a nod.

Off to the studio with my beads. If I get any macros shot I'll let you know. Happy Monday morning into Monday afternoon and evening. oxo jo