If you look around, you can find markers of the passage of time everywhere – statues of famous people now dead, every kind of old building, the little kid who grew up next door and is now married. How about this one? I saw it today at the Glenside Library, Glenside, PA.
This wall runs along the library’s driveway up to the upper parking lot and holds back a section of earth behind it.
The library was built in 1968. So this wall has spent about 50 years in position, dealing with annual freeze-thaw cycles. It’s hanging on, but not without a cost. The wall has some splits – and not just in the joints, but right through the bricks. What do you think of that?
I’m inclined to admire this wall. It’s not giving in. But…
I’m admiring Mother Nature, too. She is patient and can wait.