Friday, April 18, 2008

Graffiti



Today I took an excursion into the city. Okay...I had a partial day where I spent some time in the office, but I took Buddy (my camera) with me. I thought that I would be able to take some pics in Rittenhouse Square, but nothing seemed to particularly move me. I thought that perhaps I would run into some cozy couples on a bench. However, that didn't happen. There were too many people out, and why wouldn't they be. It was absolutely gorgeous out today. I am...as we would say back in the day, "salty", that I have to take care of some business this evening and am not out frolicking in the beautiful sun. It's all good, I didn't have anyone to frolic with anyway.


So, instead of cozy couples, I took some pics of this wall with graffiti graced upon it. These pics do the artistry no justice. It is quite amazing. I was never so fascinated with graffiti, but this piece gets me every time, especially the hooded child. For as crazy as it may seem, I spent many days staring at him and explaining a problem or two. I felt at times like he may be able to understand. After all, he looked as if he had been through the ringer too, and perhaps we could understand and ease each others pain. It sounds kooky, I know...but some days it's just like that.
Pearls of Wisdom
To understand the heart of and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to."
-Kahlil Gibran
Be blessed!

3 comments:

Lovebabz said...

I loved that you captured the grafiti. I looks like fine works of art, I love that they are nestled away off the beaten path. What a keen eye you have. And thanks for the email...I am on it next week!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

u are the 2nd person i read to day that referenced KG. now them are real tags, not like this blog tagging

The Artist In Me said...

Love: Yeah these peices of art are cleverly placed. They are tucked away, but in a very open spot. Waiting for the train doesn't seem so bad when you get to look at masterpeices like this.

Torrance: I sometimes search for quotes and KG's definitely spoke to me at that moment...that day.