… SAVED BY WORCESTER CITY COUNCIL!!!
Yes votes: Bergman, King, Lukes, Carlson, Rivera, Rosen, Russell, Toomey, Petty
No votes (both money guys): Economou, Gaffney
Mayor Joseph Petty at tonight’s city council meeting: “[I] look at this as more than just a church. [It’s] important to Italians, [it] represents history.”
So much of present-day Worcester is seduced by the doe-eyed gentrifiers, glib developers, charming money-talkers – people whose lives revolve around CASH and PROFIT, what’s on trend, relentless social media marketing, the latest chi chi restaurant (gluttony=fat-assed people), Snapchat and – Poof! You’re gone! Disappeared!
So unlike the REAL SOUL stuff – the bread of life that nurtures you – the REAL you … your church, life-long friends, family, your neighborhood, animals, the sky. The stuff that has nothing to do with money but everything to do with happiness!
Here’s to Our Lady of Mount Carmel – a grand church!
Hooray for her neighborhood rec center that gives back to the community – at low or no cost!
Three cheers for her great inner-city little league baseball field that lets city kids slide into HOME …
“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me!”
– Jesus Christ
Today, looking at the Catholic church outside my kitchen window, just as I was about to cut my tomato vine down cuz it looked old and I thought I might put something new and hot there in its place …
… I saw a beautiful tomato! Red and perfect. Pressed against the window sill in red-rosy loveliness …
I had not noticed it!
Then I saw another tomato … small – Jaw Breaker gumball-sized small and (truth be told) a bit crinkly. Still cute.
… In spite of the cold, my indifference, Cece’s morning walks though the flora, they grew…
And this too! My African violet uncurling her purple, little petal hands …
Kudos to Mauro, Candy and the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Preservation Society!
– Rosalie Tirella