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February 16, 2013 / Fantelius

Unseen Markers & Signs

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I sometimes give myself the task of discovering things I’ve never noticed before in familiar places. This little RB 6.5 sign, for instance, sits on a pole that I’ve walked past dozens if not hundreds of times. I never noticed it before. Not consciously.

I don’t know what it’s for, but assume it designates a point for an infrastructure utility; a water main, electrical
cables, whatever.

With two letters and two numbers about 54 000 locations can be pinpointed. The metal plate tied to a metal pole with a metal band indicates a desire for permanency. It seems to have been around for a while. Old but not antique, worn but fully functionable. (That could be a description of me.)

Modern technology—wireless communication and GPS positioning—will undoubtedly replace these metal markers with more efficient unseen signal senders.

I’m glad I’ve gotten to know RB 6.5. It’s certain to greet me cheerfully the next time I walk by. I’ll smile and acknowledge our friendship with a silent, ”Hi, RB!”.

 

 

“How do you administrate life’s gift?”
Dartwill Aquila

 

(Tomorrow: Reflections in Marble)

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