These photos were taken on Saturday March 31, 2018
at 8:23 AM.
The location was on Capital Hill in Washington
The "Take It!" came as I came to the obligatory
full stop before turning right at an intersection where the red light is in effect. It being Saturday and at the bottom of the early designation of the morning, there were no
pedestrians at this location. Usually at other times, it is teeming with people as there are several large office buildings nearby which contain govt. agency offices. It was
without the distraction from people that my eye caught this well defined shadow of a signal light.
Shadows of this sort are common enough, what made
this one special was the stone wall canvas upon which the main body of the light was cast. This brown stone wall is the foundation under which operating train tracks are
Several years ago this run of stone wall got a
power washing bath which brought about an uplifting change in appearance for this small section of the neighborhood. Somewhere there is a record of how many years ( if ever )
ago it had last been washed. I can only imagine how much of an unconscious uplifting this refreshing cleaning has brought to the lives of those who pass that way on their daily
commute on a regular basis.
The After Take: Here is a tribute to those workers
that were assigned that dirty job of making stones clean again. Through their hard work, many thousands of subconscious impressions are positive for those who held those formerly
grimy stones as a part of occasional dread of having to go to work. To these laborers we send best wishes and thanks as you go about your daily task of making things look new
Another grateful spectator.