That Lonely Feeling

Detroit. It has been going through rough times over the past several decades, and throughout its history has risen and fell and got back up again. It still has a heartbeat and is actually slowly coming back to life after so many years of neglect. Go downtown or midtown and you wouldn’t think it had problems at all (any more than any other big city). It’s vibrant and busy with its casinos, sports venues, street musicians, theatres and museums. Go further from the city center, and it’s quite different. There are pocket neighborhoods where all seems normal still, but in other areas it is like some abandoned ghost town you see in scary movies. Neighborhoods that fell victim to the flight to the suburbs that has been happening since the 1950s. Driving past these areas at night gives one a sense of loneliness. All is dark and empty, and can be a bit spooky. One such section is on the northeast side, which I pass by whenever I visit my sister living up in Eastpointe, just on the other side of the Detroit border. Passing through, I often think about how much I would hate for my car to break down out there.


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