Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Portland certainly has a different look then back when I was growing up. Back then you'd have quite a hunt on your hands to find a non-white family living within the city. These days Portland is really what might be described as a melting pot of cultures and faces. I had an an interesting conversation Sunday morning with the woman on the left. She and her daughter were out looking for a place of worship. They were looking for a Catholic Church, but we were standing in front of the First Parish Church on Congress Street. The service was still a half hour away, but the front doors were welcomingly open and the lights were on already. I suggested that they climb the stone steps and take a peek. As I moved on, that's exactly what they were doing. I think I might have found a couple of new members of the congregation.