After the cultural gathering near Kirtland,
we had a community dinner in Cleveland.
We met in a house that was once an old store.
Friends bring love and laughter.
Even though poverty is a constant companion in this neighborhood.
Hundred year old store fronts line the streets.
A tattoo parlor across the street...
But friends are an oasis of hope...
A homegrown church on the street corner.
Iglesia Roca de Refugio
"Rock of Refuge Church"
When I took this picture,
I heard someone
tuning an electric guitar.
I wish I had more time
to visit their worship service.
A flowering tree covered with snow.
Did he say it was a tulip poplar?