“Layers IV” by rhoing

“Layers IV”

History. This patch of exposed brick roadbed is on the road that leads to the gym, so I drive over it most every day. It was only recently that I “saw” it and thought that “history” is like this with layers upon layers of events and eras covering the past.

The freshmen in my class this semester may have been born in 1993 or ’94, so what events have marked my life that are just part of the “history” they have learned or will learn? Ten years ago on 9.11.2011 they were 8 or 9. I was 7 when JFK was assassinated and I remember my mom’s reaction when *I* broke the news to *her*, but obviously I wasn’t “plugged in” to a broader context…
History is interesting, though it can have a sad tale related to its significance.
September 12th, 2011  
great capture! it is like two different time periods.
September 12th, 2011  
neat - the bricks are/were so much more attractive -
September 12th, 2011  
Layers of history...
September 13th, 2011  
This is really cool, Thom!
September 13th, 2011  
@roth That's exactly how I finally saw these patches, Sue. I wonder what stories the bricks could tell...
@sitiodown Isn't that the truth, Tari! Especially when the concrete isn't properly maintained.
@aspada Exactly, Amy. Thanks for commenting!
@sinkingships Aww, thanks, Dana. Nice to see your smiling image again!
September 14th, 2011  
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