The Dude Abides
Nobody knows that I, Glenn Steinberg a famous artist known throughout my household, have had a big impact on the history of our little village of Edmonds.
When the Bracket's Landing beach park upgrade was taking place about seven or so years ago my wife, Emma, and I
were walking our dog, Sadie, one day.
We happened upon the Bracket's Landing job site. I gazed around to see what our future in Edmonds would be looking like down at our beachfront.
I noticed the wonderful entrance way framed with a dramatic structure which was almost complete.
I saw that the two sets of three vertical wood posts were up and there was a matching wood post lying on the ground that would soon be going up as a cross beam.
I thought this would be an aesthetic faux pas. And then I had a vision. As an artist and homeowner in Edmonds I had to make a quick decision.
I decided that another post would be silly. I had to act fast.
My vision was that what would be an appropriate cross beam would be a length of railroad track. A metal railroad track as the cross beam would include the essence of the railroad into Bracket's Landing and pull the entire project together.
Just like The Dude's (Jeff Bridges) rug pulled his room
together in that classic film = THE BIG LEBOWSKI.
It was an obvious choice as the railroad tracks were merely a stones throw from where this structure would spend all of it's days.
I found the supervisor of the project and I told him what I thought.
Edmonds owes a debt of gratitude to that man, who's name I do not know, for taking my advice and changing the plans at the last minute.
When Emma, Sadie and I walked by a few weeks later I was so proud to see my railroad track on the top of the entrance way pulling the entire scene together.
So the next time you are walking down by the ferry look over to Bracket's Landing and you will notice the railroad track and the poles making a poetic entrance into the park.
You can thank me, Glenn Steinberg, and that fine gentleman who happened to be in charge of the project at that time.
No studies, no panels, no cost analysis by the city of Edmonds were done.
Just two men who agreed to do the right thing at the right time.