© Ruth Lopez
A group of guys pass by me as I stand tippy-toe on the stoop to take this picture on Chicago Avenue. "There is something magical about that cone," snorts one to the others. I want the sidewalk to clear so I can lean, with my arms up, and play with the turret building on the corner, but it is the lunch hour and I give up waiting. The guys go into the restaurant next door and for a moment I want to follow them in screaming, "Yes, yes it is magical!"