You’ve probably figured out that we’re not looking at Jamaica Pond, my more usual subject! Duh…

I was struck by this image, shot in Philadelphia down the street from my daughter’s new apartment. There’s a lot going on here - the interplay of old and new, of natural and human-made, of horizontal and vertical, of commercial and residential. Some of these are familiar juxtapositions but others are new and I’m not sure what to make of them.

I notice how these attributes dance with one another, especially if I don’t come to them with judgment. True, I am more fond of brick for building than steel. Yet, letting go of that and my other preferences, allows for the possibility of seeing and feeling things that I might otherwise miss.

So while it is incongruous, it is also, in some small way, worthy of celebration.