Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Morning, Again

A week after the shootings, I walked the few blocks over to University Medical Center--where Rep. Giffords and three other victims are still hospitalized--and spent some time looking at the ever-growing and morphing shrine that is now taking up most of the hospital's front lawn. Many people were there, wandering among the offerings and quietly chatting. I was pleased to see that someone had left small stacks of supplies for posting signs, lighting candles, and propping up flowers, and equally pleased to see that people were using them and then carefully returning the lighters and markers to their original places and keeping them neatly piled up for the next person to use.

I took pictures with my not-great cellphone camera.

The candles, flowers, pictures, and everything else under the sun covers the grass.

You know that "COEXIST" bumper sticker? That is Tucson right now.

Buddha nestles amongst the veladoras.

There is something for everyone.

Including solar power.

This is why I love Tucson.


1 comment:

Damien Huffer said...

That's so heartening! It makes me miss the place even more, but please keep documenting the shrine as it grows. On the ground perspectives are always the best.