Work on the Way to Work
I pass by a construction zone at Wabash and Washington most mornings, and the southern gate there is usually closed. I’ll see trucks go in and out from time ot time, but for the most part… it’s usually closed off to the public.
Earlier this week, I caught a glimpse of the construction area – and a worker, standing with his hands on his hips, as though he were surveying the land.
I’ve been able to peer down Wabash a few times during my commute, and I’ve always found it fascinating. Partly for the actual construction work going on, but also partly because I found myself imagining some distant time in the future.
In my head, I compare what I see now in the present tense, imagining some future day when this will seem incredibly old and antiquated.
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