Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – where we are encouraged to share a slice of our life at “Two Writing Teachers”. I have been absent for a while – a need to take a break from blogging. I am ready to return though.
This past weekend, our city held its first “Street Art Festival” – for grafetti and chalk artists from around the world. Part of our downtown was closed off and along the river walkways huge tarps became canvasses for the artists.
From all reports, the streets and riverside walkways were packed. We missed the actual painting as the rain kept us indoors, but did not stop the artists.
But then some disgusting racist had to deface one of the paintings with derogatory words. Why do people have to be so depraved to show their ignorance? The town had to make the decision whether to leave the words or cover them up. The decision was made to leave them over the weekend, with a note”
This is an example of a hate crime that unfortunately happened last night.”
This afternoon, we wandered along the bridge over the river to look at all of the canvases. What stunning images. I took photos of most of them – my favourites were:
the chess game
And the dog.
It looked like the disgusting words had been covered up now.
I hope they charge the twisted individual(s). So much hate in the world – and it has to touch this wonderful festival. I hope it will return next year.