Over the long Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I went to find some geocaches on a path that runs along a railroad track. A string of power lines also runs along this path. It was hot and a faint buzzing noise could be heard.
I’ve always found these structures fascinating, creepy, and awesome in the old-fashioned sense of the word. Although there were signs that read, “Danger: Keep Off!” (which I certainly heeded) there was no fence or anything to keep me from walking up close, underneath.
There were several of these towers right near the elementary school I walked to as a child.
I imbued them with personalities: some days they were watchful guardians, some days they were more playful.
I saw this gif on Facebook a few years ago and it reminded me of those towers next to our school. Did they watch us on the playground? Did they wish they could join us?