I don’t have any time to waste on jail anymore ~ Stanley Bailey, newly-released former inmate
Carlos Cervantes, a former inmate, says every ride home from prison is different. He picks up men released from life sentences after California reformed its three strikes law in 2012. Most of the men don’t have family or friends anymore; they’re starting from scratch.
Imagine what it must be like in those first few hours, after not having walked on grass, sat under a tree, or watched the comings and goings of modern life for nearly three decades. According to Carlos, and his latest rider, Stanley Bailey, it’s overwhelming.
It called for designers, artists and social scientists to develop new ways to commemorate people and events that are more inclusive and flexible, reflect the country’s diversity in history, heritage and culture, and that enrich Washington’s landscape while responding to the limitations of traditional commemoration.
It’s simple. It’s brilliant. And it’s better than tv.
Instead of tucking doggy daycare in the back of a building, why not put it out front? Add plate glass windows and a busy pedestrian street and you have universal entertainment and an instant joy generation machine.
In the few minutes I stood there watching, a small crowd gathered – smiling, laughing and exchanging pleasantries – before carrying on with their day.
Guess we can’t make fun of cat cafés anymore because it seems they’ve had it right all along.
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