A2: Essence

A post on the Mother’s Kitchen blog reflects on whether there’s an image that describes the essence of Ann Arbor. Deciding that there’s not, the writer lists several words and phrases that capture the city. Here’s one: “Open minded – say you want to do something a little out of the mainstream, like have a blessing ceremony for your same sex union on the vernal equinox presided over by a warlock, you can do it in Ann Arbor. It would be easy to pull together in a few hours. You want to walk down the street wearing a bishop’s mitre and a racoon skin coat and orange corduroys? Go right ahead – no one will bat an eye.” [Source]