Last Friday, Lidian showed us a retro depot in Buffalo. So today, I'll share with you my visit to the Chicago station in 1953. I was traveling by bus from Muncie, Indiana to Seattle, Washington and found myself with a three-hour layover in Chicago. So at 2:30 a.m., I am walking around the Loop. By myself. Would I do that now? Unlikely is an understatement. As a callow youth with obviously nothing much to his name, and in 1953 (did I already mention that?) I doubtless faced the world with a much different outlook (clueless) than I do now as an old, quite old, guy in this first decade of the twenty-first century.
I wish I could say I would feel as comfortable doing that now as I did doing it then; but whether or not I have changed, the world has changed.
Yeah, yeah. I've changed.