Homage to Bruce Springsteen, the Soul of New Jersey

Parting Shot: The Princeton Echo

-Springsteen Eliane
Illustration by Eliane Gerrits

Along the streets near my childhood home in the Limburg region of the Netherlands are roadside chapels with statues of the Virgin Mary. The most devout Dutch will pause in these places of reverence to offer their Hail Marys before going on to work or to play. So, too, in Princeton and in many towns across New Jersey, roads are festooned with statues honoring the Garden State’s own patron saint. People press their fingers on these statues as if they are holy relics.

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