Okcate’s Out and About: Keep in Mind

imageHi there folks! This is my neighborhood; I get to see sunsets, large trees, and open sky, though I’m just a few minutes from the buzz of Downtown and right next to TU. A lucky city dweller am I.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the growth Tulsa’s got going on, and while I’ll be one of the first to admit I’m psyched about much of it, some current development and future proposals have got me worried.

I began to write a blog about this issue many times, but I kept hitting a wall. So here’s a slightly different approach:

Keep in Mind:

Whoa there
Slow down there
Take a look around here

At the sky, the rivers, the ground
Listen close to the sounds

The buzz of the bees, the chirps of the birds, the pulse of the Earth

Whoa there
Slow down there
Take a good look around here

Open yourself, let them in
The sacred sites of the city
The ones that hold mystery
Hold soul, hold heart, teach history

Glass and steel make a sparkling skyline
But there’s life in a tree line
That man just can’t fake
Love in old neighborhoods
A faux-finish can’t replicate

Let’s make our changes
Our rearranges
Our mark

But keep in mind

The sun will warm you, and the moon will guide you
There is no late-night street light
That can love you like that

Glass and steel make a sparkling skyline
But there’s life in a tree line
That man just can’t fake
Love in old neighborhoods
A faux-finish can’t replicate

Let’s make our changes
Our rearranges
Our mark

But keep in mind

The leaves will grant you breath
The blue of the sky, the green of the grass
Is truer than any buck you pass

Whoa there
Slow down there
Take a look around here

And keep this in mind

In the name of progression
In the search for perfection
Profit margins, and the bottom line

The balance is fine

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