Gary (and friends) in Gary ...

+ Comments (2) Gary (and friends) in Gary ... - 2005-09-12 11:10:07
Gary Indiana, that is. I won't attempt to repeat here what I said back in March regarding the place known as City Methodist. Click on this link or the word ''March'' and you can see some of the photos taken there last December. The photo above was taken yesterday -- September 11, 2005, along with a couple of hundred others. Yes ... a couple of hundred. Weez and I went to Gary with friends Scott and Michelle (the same couple I went with in December) and it's clear the place is in far worse shape now than it was just 9 months ago. There's also a new building (not nearly as finely constructed) across the street to the west and signs of coming development on the two corners to the south and south-west. It was good we went when we did -- it's hard to know how much longer it will even be there. There'll be more photos on display here in coming days and soon enough a separate 'category' just for City Methodist and Gary in general. There is so much to see and photograph and marvel at. I recently had an email where such places were referred to as ''thin places'' ''where the obstacles of life are removed.'' (Thank you, Corey). City Methodist is getting thinner by the day, even as there seem to be modest signs of growth in the neighborhood around it. I'm grateful for having opportunities to see it before it becomes so thin it disappears altogether . . .