Unexpected Art

Marlee and I found some some unexpected art the other day and it was all because we wanted some burgers.

Basically, that’s it. That’s the story. It was the photo that inspired me to make a blog.

When you’re out and about, how much do you take a look around and try to find the unfamiliar? If you have a certain stretch of sidewalk of street that you walk regularly, do you take stock of the things you see and hold them against what you expect to be there? For that matter, how often are you looking up at the sky? Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m accident prone, although I don’t do all this as much as I used to. I try to keep my eyes on the ground and my immediate surrounding now. It only takes one time getting hit by a car (lightly) to remind a person they should have their head on a swivel.

But finding this lump of discarded street wasn’t like one of those times. Indeed, this was finding completely unexpected in a new place. I guess we all have our preconceived notions of what a parking lot at 830pm is going to contain. I just didn’t expect a heaping chunk of concrete with rusted iron jutting out to bo on that list. Afterwards, I was just thankful that the lighting was optimal, the angle was good, and my phone was handy.

So, I will now forever (so long as I can keep the digital file) have a reminder of the time I took the time to enjoy something completely random… aka: unexpected art.

Oh, and the burgers were from Wayback. They had only one song playing for the forty minutes we were there.

Above all, it was okay.

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