This is a picture of my beloved friend Kelsey and me sitting on the lonely steps leading up to a nonexistent house. This house had collapsed many years before and most of the debris was taken away save a few bricks, some glass, parts of the roof, and these stairs.
It was quite the experience to walk up them into the woods that now cover where their home used to be. Crunching on glass that must have been windows and pushing through spiderwebs that spiders now call their home. The physical remnants of the past hit somewhere deep inside of me. I could almost feel the energy that was shared in that spot. Families growing and changing together. People living and working. Hearts loving and sharing. All reduced to simple steps, and a stranger greeting them with the utmost respect and devotion they deserve.