Posted by: Naomi Baltuck | April 22, 2016

Making Correct Change

In observation of Earth day…

Writing Between the Lines

Imagine a time when Manhattan was all forest.  Now the surviving trees are like living things herded into a corral of concrete and steel.

We have careened through time like a car without brakes…

In our wake a city of skyscrapers has sprung up where once a forest grew, but the city remembers its roots…

The past lurks, like a silent ghost, peeking out from dirty windows in the attic…

…Or a little lost child, peering from between the legs of strangers in a crowd.

But beneath all the the glitz and glamor and bright lights…

…the old grand dame still thrives.

From past and present must come the future.

If we proceed with caution…

…and careful reflection…

…with respect for all living things…

…the heart of the city will always be strong.

All images and words copyright 2013 Naomi Baltuck

Click here for more interpretations of Sunday Stills: Buildings…

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  1. Beautiful photographs dear Naomi, and yes, concrete world is in everywhere now… I hate. Thank you, have a nice day and weekend, Love, nia

    • Thanks so much for the kid words, and the visit, Nia. Have a great weekend.
      Love,
      Naomi

  2. Mexico City is like that with Parks and wide avenues.
    We humans cannot live with green and water!!
    Happy Earth Day

    • I agree, Carol. Just came in covered with dirt after working in the garden, and I feel so refreshed! Thanks so much for the visit.

      • Healing and refreshing. We all come from Mother Earth. I must Say!

      • So true! I hope we treat our mothers better than we have treated Mother Earth.

  3. Beautiful photos, Naomi. I need trees and grass…that’s why I work in the city, but live in the suburbs. 🙂

    • Dear Jill,
      Thanks so much for the visit. It sounds like a nice arrangement. I have been digging in the garden for the last few days, and it just recharges my batteries. Best wishes in these days of tender green spring.

  4. Normally I wouldn’t think buildings were so beautiful, but they are in your pictures. But, I especially love the photo of the duck in the yellow water!

    • Thank you, Naomi! We happened by on a crisp fall day, and Central Park was all dressed up in autumn colors.

  5. A brilliant post for Earth Day, Naomi. You’ve depicted the ugly and the beautiful!

  6. cool building post – and inspirational and fits into earth day too. I also live how you line the flow of the photos (know I have said it before – ) but the lines of some of the pictures seamlessly lead into the next one and so on – well done.

    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. Sometimes you just put your stuff out there, and hope it strikes a chord. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your response.

      • sorry about the double comments- I am in a new blog mode – ha! have a great weekend

  7. what a great take on this city – love the building with the trees in a row escalating up – and the reflection one – but as noted in other posts = seamless flow. YOU have such few words that enrich the post – whole also allow us to feel and interpret what we want. You have a great eye Naomi.
    xxoo


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