Failure often occurs where curiosity and courage collide. Something sparks your interest and you find the courage to explore the new idea. Then, because you rarely get anything right on the first try, it doesn’t work, or at least not the way you expected. You fall down.
But then you pick yourself up and move forward having learned something and grown in the process. You get to approach the same problem from a smarter perspective.
The second sound on the Sounds of Old Town tour was recorded simply because it’s just so darn loud: the North Lansing Brenke Fish Ladder. When a sound is that prevalent, you just have to stop and take notice. But here’s the weird part… I had never ever been there before that I can recall. It was built in 1981 to help fish get beyond the dam safely (yet I find it ironic that it’s a great spot for fishing), so I was 8 years old when it was erected, living in Lansing’s Groesbeck neighborhood. And it was really quite nice… calming, serene, my kids liked it. I imagine it would be a great spot for a picnic.
But why hadn’t I been there before? After awhile I realized it’s because my parents didn’t want to take me for walks in North Lansing when I was little. Yet here I was, 30 years later, walking with my family around this beautifully restored and vibrant area. What a testament to the work that Lansing’s residents have done to make Old Town a destination. I’ve admired their work for some time, but it took a sound for me to realize just how much.
Listen up! Hear about the Lansing Derby Vixens home bout this Saturday, and Dirty Feat, an adventure race in June in the latest podcast. Plus, Daniel went to Penguicon, Kat is going to the Kentucky Derby, a giveaway and more.