October 31, 2007
There’s something surreal about watching an entire estate be demolished and replaced with a completely new set of roads, buildings, trees, everything! It’s not that what’s replacing the existing infrastructure isn’t a vast improvement; it is. But you have to wonder what it must feel like to those who’ve lived and grown up in it to go back and not even have a street or a street name to connect them to their past. When I go back to the Island it’s all still there, complete and unspoiled. But having nowhere to return to must be, well, sad and disconcerting.