The unseen human side of sidewalks

      “Americans consider the sidewalk an anonymous backstage space, whereas for the French it is the stage itself.” ― Edmund White, The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris

If you happen to stumble upon a road repair crew in any city you will notice that the men share not only a work space but also a camaraderie that goes beyond the job itself. Their actions at times is somewhat akin to a street ballet wherein heavy pieces of equipment glide effortlessly across the roadways with the finesse and grace of a prima ballerina. They are banded together by professionalism, dedication and a commitment to get the job done right. This at times is the dramatic side of street life.

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Once again the "dedicated" staff at Word Press has let its followers down and allowed yet another techie error force many of us to use alternative Daily Challenges to ensure that our articles are published. It is an emotional roller coaster ride they are serving to their users. Hopefully this Labor Day madness will subside and the site will be up and running again soon.

 

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15 Comments on The unseen human side of sidewalks

  1. Impressive:)

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  2. Never thought of those large and noisy pieces of equipment as ballerinas.

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  3. Thank you for this piece. Most times, those who keep our roads and lives running smoothly are not really appreciated.

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  4. I notice WP this morning and kept a watch on it, remembering what you posted yesterday. Thanks, Gerry.

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    • Good morning. The WP site is finicky these days. I just received an email from someone who told me the site was working. I visited the site and it was not. I think daily, hourly or periodic checking of the site is in order Lois. Labor Day madnesss. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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  5. Good idea.. I’ll do the same.. (Post to a different day’s prompt. Yes. frustrating not to have pingbacks work. I thought it was just me for awhile.)

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    • Good morning Judy. Until this WP situation has been corrected posting your blog in this manner makes sense. Waiting for WP techies to respond could take about one week. Thank you for writing. Enjoy the weekend. 🙂

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  6. Love your style of contrast..

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  7. Thanks for your post. I got worried about the difficulty I found with the prompts and thought it was only on my site.

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