Friday, June 19, 2015

Charleston, SC

After the shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston I thought back to that day in 2011 when I had a chance to witness an amazing sunset in that beautiful city. I took a photo of two church steeples while looking west from a parking deck near the aquarium. I wondered if one of those steeples was attached to Emanual AME. I dig some online digging and I think the steeple on the right is the church where that horrible massacre took place this week. It really is impossible to identify closely with the families of those who were murdered. You can try to empathize but you really can't unless you've had a loved one murdered. Mostly I just think of the city of Charleston. I love Charleston. It's unique and one of the most beautiful cities I have ever spent time in. And everyone you run into there is as nice as can be. Drivers will actually stop their car and wave pedestrians across the street. The first time that happened to Melanie and me we thought maybe it was a trick. Nope, just Charleston. It saddens me to know such a quiet beautiful place will now be tainted by mass murder.

Charleston Sunset

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Beautiful photo Ed. Charleston has a lot of complicated contradictions. I was having a great time with some locals there, but later into the evening it got weird when one guy was aggressively accusing me of being a Yankee... He was very nice at another time later, but there are a lot of hidden resentments.