What Once Was.

This picture says a lot to me. My first thought is “wow. that’s awesome”, as I have a love for abandoned buildings and their history. But I know this history. It’s heartbreaking. This represents what once was, what is no more, and what will never be again. A town, an entire region, built around an entire industry that collapsed, in some places literally. It represents a time that was booming, a time when people weren’t poverty stricken and on welfare. A time when 11 people didn’t have to live in a single-wide trailer with no windows and a leaking roof. It represents forgotten success. While it’s a great picture, knowing what it really means is almost too much to bare.

Unknown.

Relationships are harder now because conversations become texting, arguments become phone calls, and feelings become status updates.

Facebook’s New Ad

Facebook came out with its first ad last week…it’s ok…The Verge remixed their own with selections from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

Facebook’s Version:

The Verge’s Version:

…if I had to judge, The Verge would win.