CHICAGO CITY LIGHTS - Photograph by Jim Richardson (March, 2009)

 Chicago at night burns bright under blankets of clouds. Much of the glow escapes from streetlamps, including clear, Victorian-style lamps good for creating atmosphere but poor for harnessing today’s extra-bright bulbs.
"Gather the stars if you wish it so 
Gather the songs and keep them. 
Gather the faces of women. 
Gather for keeping years and years. 
And then… 
Loosen your hands, let go and say good-bye. 
Let the stars and songs go. 
Let the faces and years go. 
Loosen your hands and say good-bye.” 
— Carl Sandburg