Are we lessening the possibilities inherent in the Junction?… Neglect by not thinking about what we are simply accepting as the way it is and not learning, discovering and applying new thoughts and methods of living to its future.
Many people view the Junction as a living organism which could be said to have a metabolism comprised of the people of the community, the streets, the buildings, and the flow of thought and action among all of these elements. Don’t you get that that feeling from people as the speak about the area?
So in turn the Junction can be thought of in the same manner as all of our brains, made up of the physical substance of the brain matter (building/roads) and the chemical, electrical activity (you and everyone else) in the flesh that together create our minds. The mind is a wonderful object for creation and change as long as we use it with understanding and not simply living with past experience programmed in. Can not the current members of the community heighten to task of creating a Junction of wonder and the best little village in the city, joining the historical with the new, to end some of common neglect that exists.
Did not, Messers Turner and Clendenan did as they when about building and designing the community with hope and sight for you today?
One of the reasons this post has been written is that some people have indicated this blog routinely laments the loss of our history all parts of it, industrial, residential, and the enduring signs of the past effort and experiences of people while neglecting the need for new uses and a more residential character for the community. The new is not what troubles this author but the lack of combined betterment in all actions that the Junction needs to be the best for all.
In case the above image interests anyone it’s this article <–link open pdf file.