Beautiful Details: Greenwich Locksmiths

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Greenwich Locksmith in the West Village

One of the great things about life, humanity, and America is INGEUNITY: the power of creative imagination.

On “Scouting New York” I found the most amazing post about the little locksmith shop, Greenwich Locksmiths. Be sure you click through and see all the photos.

I love small business like these. Shopkeepers who exude passion for their craft make me happy. This is the intersection of commerce and humanity that, to me, makes consumption palatable. I can ask a friendly, knowledgeable craftsman for a service and look forward to the work being done well, with pride and with beauty.

This is the experience of American life we lose when we shop at Wal-Mart like drones.

To me, lower prices are not worth the loss of our collective soul. A streetside shop, as Greenwich Locksmith demonstrates, is a place of real conversation— not just about the weather or the cut of the key, but about art, beauty, progress, the future, the past and their collision.

I just love this store… I want to run my hands over its facade and say thank you to the inspiration gods who helped the owner bring his vision to the Village.

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.” — Gandhi

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