For the record, I’m not a fan of the defacement of public property. But some vandals appear to have a bit more vision than others. There’s no limit to the swear-words, slang and slander that could be scrawled onto a wall or a guardrail. And that’s why I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the letters “L-O-V-E” pasted onto a roadside hazard sign in my neighbourhood (you can relive the moment here). Two years later, I can report that the letters still haven’t been removed.
So when a person with a spray-paint can in hand chooses to write a few words of enlightenment instead of obscenity, you have to admit: It could be a whole lot worse.
Naturally, I captured it on proverbial film for you, dear readers. What do you think… contemptible, or commendable?
I agree, Lisa, that when someone uses “graphitti” for art and enlightenment, it should be left alone. Good thing we don’t have to drop our “legos.” I have to admit, I didn’t see that, but when you pointed it out, it made me smile. Your writing always has a way of doing that.
I think both are tough… dropping egos and dropping Lego (because Lego is so much fun), but I’m sure it’s something many of us can try to work on!