Neighbor Mark noticed a new mural by Precita Eyes that appeared recently on Alabama Street, just north of Precita.
On the left side of the mural, there is a late 20th century vision of 24th Street and Bernal Hill. The York Theater is open on 24th, while two humans chat on the sidewalk.
On the right side, there is a newer view of the same scene. The York cinema has become Brava Theater, and the groovy sidewalk people are replaced by a bus. Bernal Hill is consumed by a curling wave of dollar bills, as a giant corporate hand clutches at the pile of money.
One clear moral of this story: We should not turn people into buses.
PHOTO: Mark Pritchard