When it comes to creativity, an automotive repair shop takes the cake. It is downright thrilling to see Ron, Derek, Henry, and Greg look at a problem, talk it over, and proceed with ingenuity and good humor. The lesson for me is seeing how the creative process at Dowagiac Auto unreels with without ego, false modesty, or delibitating self-doubt.
It is no wonder then that I like hanging around the shop with my camera, trying to stay out of the way, looking at stuff. My favorite things are heavy and rusty, and if I behave myself, they will let me take something home. Got a great brake rotor once.