My World Tuesday: Pawling, New York
Walking around Pawling, New York, last weekend, I was struck by all that the shop windows held--the merchandise, the sky, the buildings on other streets. Each pane of glass was at once a mirror and a way into the spirit of the place. The small town is at once old-school New York State--quaint and yesteryear--and here and now with its immigrants working the restaurants and the laundromat and the like.
The yellow ribbon in the middle of it all? Because it's there in the middle of it all--a sense of patriotism and history. There were oak trees planted to honor the memory of those who served in the Second World War. The ribbons are there to remember those in the service and serving overseas now.
My World Tuesday