Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Room With A View

As much as I LOVE the movie "A Room With A View", this isn't going to be about Lucy Honeychurch, George Emerson or Mr. Beebe. If you have not seen this movie and you like Merchant Ivory films (Howards End, The Remains of the Day, etc.), this is the movie for you!! You may also like this 2008 PBS Masterpiece version. (viewer discretion advised for both versions)

But on to the real reason for my post.

I have friends who find this part of the world a little on the ugly side. I don't happen to agree with them, but if I listen to what they say, I can see what they are seeing.

Houston is a concrete jungle. The westside, where I live and work, has seen major growth in the past 5 years; tons of houses, tons of new stores. To make way for this growth, lots and lots of concrete has been poored. There doesn't seem to be much room for anything green.

Or is there?

When driving down I-10, you only see concrete, but from my vantage point on the 11th floor of the Westlake II tower, I see tons of green.

Granted, it's hot, humid and flat, but there is some green!

Now we just need to tackle the trash problem. Anyone want to get together and pick up trash?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hey there can be some beauty to the concrete jungle! I like what they're doing with the stars on the overpasses. Granted, nature is always best but you have to look for beauty everywhere, right?

BTW, I so need to see that movie.