Sunday, January 29, 2006



Water towers -- they're just always out there. They're always been there. The ones that were there when I was a kid haven't moved, or changed. No one really knows much about how they work. They're kind of Edward Hopper-ish, sometimes in parts of towns that you only see in the medium distance from your car window. Once I was walking around my neighborhood. I got to about a mile from where I lived, and I saw a water tower — a smallish, suburban one. Like a moth drawn to a flame, or maybe more like one of those guys with a metal detector drawn to a shiny object, I walked toward it. It was basically between two back yards. There was a fence around it. That was pretty much it.

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