having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal;
It was a good explanation, given by Jack.
For standing on the side of the road.
Lights flashing
Motorcycles roaring
The hearse moving past and
The family waved.

The funeral procession of someone
More significant than we
To pay our respect to one unknown to us
The town, standing by the road
So that his family would see
That we cared.

motorcade for Sen. Ted Stevens funeral
Benson Blvd. and Drake St.
Anchorage, Alaska
8:20 pm
August 17th, 2010

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  1. wow, the street life you don’t think to notice, and then you do…

    Thank you for linking up with Three, for sharing this landmark moment with us.

  2. street life resulting from death …
    very interesting post !

    • It was something I really remember from childhood. Those slow funeral processions. Living in a larger town, we never see them here so this was very unusual for us. I also think it was nice that the family said, if you would like to pay your respects just stand by the road. And the town did. The route was several miles long.

  3. I agree with Kelly. It’s street life we turn away from or fail to notice because of the pain it represents.
    An interesting post.


  4. sharp,
    your words make the street life come to life.

    love the image,

    • I figured it has to be the ultimate trip!

  5. You’ve maybe touched on something deep here!

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