I went downtown in my city, Chilliwack, yesterday and snapped this shot.
I’ve always loved this old theater. My wife and I, when we were dating, went to see a couple of movies in this theater. Schindler’s List and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. It was old then, but it had character.
The company that owned this theater sold it to the city a couple of years ago for something like a dollar. I think it may have been only a dollar. The intent, as I gathered it, was that the city would do something with it and turn it into something for the community.
So far…nothing. The neon tubes, which is hinted at in the shadows on the PARAMOUNT sign, are gone or broken or falling apart. The windows are boarded up. It looks sad.
It could be a foundation for a revitalized downtown area. Instead, it is an anchor holding it down.
Here’s a train station photo to go with Wednesday. They have nothing to do with one another.
As for the title on today’s post, I’m all for celebrating the mundane and routine. I once ordered a birthday cake from my local Safeway and when the cake lady (clerk? baker? decorator?) asked what I wanted written on it, I responded with, “Just write, ‘Happy Thursday!'” She looked at me quizzically and I explained that it was Thursday and I wanted a birthday cake. Seeing as how the writing came with the cake, I figured why not celebrate the day.
If you’d like to have some fun today, go around exclaiming to everyone you see, “Happy Wednesday!” See what happens.
Ask them how they feel about cake. Then ask them what they think of public transportation. I guarantee that you’ll be smiling as they begin to question your sanity. Whee!