Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Does an event change a place?
That's what I was asking myself when I took these two pictures. My job took me to the floor of the Superdome late last week.
The first picture is a very good estimation of the actual spot on which Steve Gleason blocked the Falcons' punt on September 25, 2006. Curtis Deloach scored a touchdown, and we all screamed and jumped on each other and spilled beer and knew we had a future here. So is that physical space, that spot, different now? My friend Jay used to tell me that places are changed by what happens there; I used to argue that they are not changed. Now I'm not so sure.
The second picture is what my seats in section 635 look like from that sacred spot.