20 February 2016

[Out122ndWay] The Divine Comedy of SE 122nd Ave, Part II: The Alpha and The Omega

In the last post, I presented documentary evidence that the sensorama of human life is well and perfectly recapitulated on SE 122nd Avenue at Morrison Street. But if you need a metaphysical frame, you don't need to go far. Just go north of Stark Street about as far south as you were just then.

On SE 122nd between Ash and Pine Streets, there's the Omega Funeral Home. And, on SE 122nd, very next block, between Pine and Oak, is the Shepherd's Gate Church … the one that used to be a strip club.

Tell me there ain't no subtext there, campers!

A few blocks south of here, life poses questions and answers them in mortal ways. And, here, life's questions are bookended and debated on quite another level.

The Shepherd's Gate Church first appeard on this blog here: http://zehnkatzen.blogspot.com/2015/05/out122ndway-122nd-and-stark-goodbye.html.

SE 122nd Avenue, from Ash to Morrison. It's more than just an interesting jumble of business punctuated by a Burgerville.

It's Portland's philosophical, existential highway.

And so it goes.

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