It catches my eye...the simplicity, the conversation. Why two colors?
So, one day, in my own car with time to spare...I stop. I pull into the empty parking lot, noticing the attached park.
It is a beautiful morning. Cool, before the blistering heat that is to come. The heat that never seems to end. I notice the beautifully blooming Jacaranda trees. Their purple flowers, like confetti on the grass. I smile to myself.
I always notice when the Jacarandas bloom around here and it seems like every year I notice them in more and more places. The are gorgeous, but messy! You can read how they came to this area here...and learn something like did!
I stroll around the sculpture, taking photos from different angles.
I like being alone in the cool morning air, on a work day no less! I am accompanied by some little yellow birds ~ chittering from place to place.
I, of course, take some "art shots" (my favorite kind!)
|The one talking!|
Circling around, I come across the dedication plaque and become even further intrigued.
That night, I Google for more information. You can read more of the story
here and again, learn as I did. What I found so fascinating, was that an act of goodwill, began a friendship that has lasted now 57 years! A simple act of kindness.
We need so much more of this these days.
A few days later, I share these pictures with a few co-workers. Two who knew right where the sculpture is, but knew nothing of the history. Another co-worker told me his mother was born in Incheon. How wonderfully full circle is that?!
May your daily treks provide times of calm and enlightenment and community.
Photos by NAE ©2018