I just spent a couple of days in Cleveland (…)
The ride from the international airport takes you through what seems to be a really down and out part of town. You can see by the boarded up stores, the types of people walking around, and the run down buildings that it’s a rough neighbourhood.
But yet, within this clearly downtrodden area, there are churches offering spiritual guidance, daycare services, and what looks to be not-for-profit vocational counseling, and training programs.
While in the taxi, we passed by all of these things-the run down stuff, the crumbling amongst the messages of tenaciousness and inspiration-all mixed up together.
You can change your life for the better. It’s in your hands.
These were the exhortations from the windows and sandwich boards.
So I had a moment.
It was like a religious experience for me.