Gloversville, I know, has many nice sections and lovely neighborhoods; however, each time I drive down Main Street there is a depressing feeling that comes over me. I try to imagine Gloversville in its prime. A long Main Street full of bustling shops and restaurants which emit a taunting scent into the air, luring patrons to the table. I imagine families, theater goers and teenagers enjoying all that the city has to offer. Looking at these bleak images takes me away from dreams and ideals, as reality clearly screams out that Gloversville has fallen into disrepair.
Sidewalks, alley-ways and lawns have been substituted as closets and storage areas. Garbage cans are lacking as budgets probably do not allow for collection to occur. As a result, the city streets are dirty and litter is strewn about.
Did you catch the spider in the window? I thought this "toy spider" must be the work of a very clever individual, leaving behind a memento to help identify what the empty space would become. Yesterday I wrote about the month of November and how it represents an 'ugly' time of year. Perhaps the bareness and cruelty of the month exposes what the landscape truly looks like, similar to a woman, who usually paints her face and suddenly is not allowed to apply makeup.