A Blog With A View

A reader writes:

I've always appreciated your "The View from Your Window" postings for their beauty and fascinating randomness.  The photograph yesterday from Grand Rapids revealed a power in them I had never realized before. The photograph is of the neighborhood in which I grew up.  Seeing it, sitting in my New York apartment, through the vantage point of a former neighbor, or now more likely a stranger, was a surreal experience.  For the first time, the blog realm, which so often seems synthetic and distant, felt personal and communal.