Wednesday, November 02, 2005

this week in detroit

last night i drove home past the thousands of people waiting in line to pay their respects to Rosa Parks.

i should have waited in line with them.

Downtown Detroit is rarely that full. the lines wound around and around the museum where she rested. the citizens of Detroit were really holding her. there were people everywhere. there were lights lit where usually there are none. the city came alive in her death.

and i thought: with all due respect, Mr. President, THIS is America.

thanks, Detroit, for being so thankful for Rosa Parks.


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