Middle of August, late, atmosphere thick with forest fire haze. I am staring at my city from a height I never thought I would see her from. From inside a building I thought would never exist. It is so quiet in here at 8:30 at night. The neon lights of the Elephant Car Wash glows with a warmth that the haze seems to match. It seems calm and tranquil next to the 3 Police cars with their lights flashing red and blue. A stoic reminder of a city that is going through a metamorphosis that no one knows how it will be in 10 to 20 years.