Morning View

coke sign You can see from the digital clock under the giant wheel of Coke that  I was passing this sign at 7:17 in the morning. Two days a week I have to be on campus at the break of day to teach a beginning composition course. To reach the building where I teach, I pass this sign, and then I walk through a park that’s a gathering place for many of the city’s homeless. The other day there were two women pushing each other, as if they were playing around, but the mother in me wanted to tell them to stop. I know how that kind of play can get out of hand and lead to punching fights… .

Did you know Atlanta was the world headquarters of the Coca Cola Corporation? They even have a museum called The World of Coca Cola. I’ve never did take my own boys there, but when I taught eighth grade we took the entire class of 100 plus students to this museum. There’s a section of The World of Coca Cola where you can try free samples of Coke products from around the globe. There were exotic fruit flavors and spices, plus Diet Coke, regular Coke, Fanta, you name it. The floor was sticky from spilled Dixie cups of soda. I haven’t been back to the museum in over ten years… I wonder if they have free samples of Dasani? That’s the Coke brand of bottled water. I have a hard time paying for bottled tap water, never mind adding to the proliferation of plastic bottles.

8 thoughts on “Morning View

  1. Feldman the Robot says:

    I shall worship it. I always suspected Coca-Cola was a god. Now I have proof. Look how it glows.

    I see humans drinking this beverage all the time. It makes them special; it makes them magic.


  2. Nita says:

    Hi hows things!! Just dropped in to say hi and nice to see that your site has turned out so well. Congratulations for still going on so strong!! One of my cousins works at Coke in Atlanta! 🙂


  3. Anonymous says:

    the coca cola tours sound pretty neat- sticky floor and all. i hate getting up early but we have to do it, don’t we? great picture, btw. have a wonderful day.


  4. Julie says:

    Hi, Christine. What an awesome picture. I love it. I never knew the headquarters for Coke was in Atlanta. The sticky floors, the building, the homeless people play fighting, the consumerism…hmmm…I sense another poem:)

    I hope your classes are going well! It’s so good to see you here. Have a beautiful week.


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