Letter: Message of ‘Wake’ goes ignored in Asheville

'WAKE': Mel Chin's sculpture and environs on Collier Avenue in Asheville. Photo courtesy of Inge Durre

The humongous “Wake” sculpture is such an ironic display mounted the week Asheville was closing down, the admonition going unseen by Ashevilleans, due to the stay safe, stay home order.

The wires and the run-down properties surrounding the sculpture are a disgrace, detracting from the surreal beauty of the sculpture!

But it fits with the spirit of Asheville’s leaders that we have come to experience in so many other areas: trashed sidewalks, potholes in streets and crosswalks, streetlights out for months on end, trash in streets, tree butchering and tree removal all over town! Negligence everywhere; what an example this sets for Ashevilleans, especially our youth! Who cares anymore?

The “Wake” is so timely, and yet also completely ignored, fitting Asheville perfectly!

— Inge Durre


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4 thoughts on “Letter: Message of ‘Wake’ goes ignored in Asheville

  1. James

    No doubt you have raised your hand and volunteered to increase your property taxes to help fund all those things you pointed out? No one likes paying taxes but they sure do love the benefits of them. Our taxes need to be raised. You get the quality of community you’re willing to pay for.

    • Lulz

      LOL, but, but those 500,000 grand a month in parking fees, where does it go? 6,000,000 a year right there. I guess by your math a foot of sidewalk must cost 1,000,000 to make lulz.

      People like you are like a broken record. Raise taxes but somehow the money is never enough, And it hurts the low income the most.

      South Coxe just got gentrified lulz. Guess who got the boot out of the neighborhood Mr Black Lives Matter lulz.

      Taxes don’t need to be raised. Money is plentiful in the city coffers. Their stupid spending needs to reevaluated. Poorest performing schools for minorities in the state even though spending per a student is one of the highest. Lemme guess LOL, spend more. Maybe you can go protest to city council to defund the police and they’ll get in their knees and pray for forgiveness for their privilege lulz.. But the same old same old will continue,

      LOL raise taxes from former Mr Republican but the party left me lulz. LOL, anytime one of you leftist say that line , I think you all are trying to be like a comedian. Never mind what you represent means more gentrification, more poverty, less opportunity, and less success. Always has and always will. People like you have no clue on how to use the huge amount of money the city rakes in. And by no means should any home owner be on the hook so some brewery down in south Coxe should have sidewalks in front of it or anything else.

    • James

      How about you share ONE item in the city budget that you think takes money away from paving roads.


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