Skywatch Friday: Roger Williams Watching Over Providence, RI
Roger Williams watches over Providence, Rhode Island, from a hilltop just outside of the city. The park where this statue stands is unusual in that you can't look up at the state's founder and say, "Cool dude," to yourself and ponder how much granite went into the making of his over-sized pilgrim slipper, never mind the rest of him because he has his back to the park. I've been up to this site a few evenings this week, and it's nice to have his back with the many other people who come to the top of the hill to take in the view and watch the sun set. It's a quiet place where young and old sit beside each other and the very young dance in the grass.