You might say it is my age, but I have always looked at the world through an emotional blur. I count this as a gift that includes observation, memory, and a propensity for nostalgia. It makes me do things like hastily pull to the curb, a quick glance in the rearview mirror hoping that an outraged driver is not about to plow into the rear of my car. This was the rash move I made the other day. I caught sight of a bungalow that caught my imagination. Blinker on, I left the car running while I took the photographs of the house you find here. The Waterlogue app on my phone helps cover up the work this house needs, and also helps us imagine the American story we connect with bungalow architecture. It occurred to me that parts of the post I was writing for my Stephenyhoughtlin.com blog…. a series I’ve been publishing….A Passion for Architecture, would also be appropriate for Main Street Rocky Mount. IF ONLY….. I could apply the app I used on these photographs to the imaginations of people, who are late to the party of BELIEVING in Rocky Mount’s revitalization, no one would miss the positive things that are happening all around.
There are bungalows throughout the Rocky Mount area. With its special features – style, convenience, simplicity, sound construction, the bungalow filled more than the need for shelter. It provided fulfillment of the American dream. I hope you will use your imagination when casting your eye over things that are waiting their turn to have a new life, like the buildings on either side of Main Street and beyond. Think of the Waterlogue app on my I-Phone and let your imaginations sore when it comes to reimagining the Rocky Mount area. Looking at life through an emotional blur allows me to see things others might miss. I’ve always believed in possibilities. Today, I wish for you an ‘imagination app’ that will help you SEE what I see.