“The Metropolitan Water Works’ Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station, built 1886-87 and expanded in 1897-98, was built at the height of what is sometimes called Boston’s Golden Age, a period of great prosperity for Boston and New England, lasting from the Civil War through World War I.
We are rounding the corner on what I think most people will agree, has been a really tough year. 2016 challenged us in ways we never saw coming, took away people we were not ready to give, and has officially spooked many of us into worrying about the next years to come. Seldom has there been a time where the new year has been so craved, and so much hope thrust upon it. Forget not that there was beauty, though. Forget not the moments of staggering joy and the millions of unmentioned miracles that filtered through. Say what you wish, I still think it’s a pretty magical world, I still think it’s worth believing in.