It’s tempting to simplify a place to a few clever sayings. To land there, observe it with calm distance, form opinions based on meager traces of interaction. Sometimes, these assessments can be precise and intuitive. Many times the limits of language conspire against broad generalizations.
Top of mind is gentrification, economic exclusion and the fight for what is arguably a sacred ground.
As we face social and environmental turmoil, what traces will we leave?