Meanwhile, Down at the Trinity Overlook ...

The Trinity River Project calls on all of us to use our imaginations. Standing before the scenic overlook, I imagine a beautiful river bordered by clever cafés and chic shops and folks of all shades cycling and kayaking. Someone is playing an accordion. I keep imagining.

Now I imagine that I am rich and no longer need a job. I imagine that I am boarding a jet for Paris. Oh, wow! I'm in Paris now, on the banks of the Seine. Now I imagine someone is slapping me sharply across the face. O.K., here I am back at this Overlook staring out at a bunch of weeds and mud. Gee. That was great. Thanks, Angela Hunt.

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Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
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