Once upon a time I use to Blog elsewhere – original air date Jan 2008
Recently our street and the next one over have been the target of graffiti. Not that I am glorifying graffiti but it isn’t even pretty graffiti. Its some red a black scribble on the mail box and what looks like an attempt at a cool signature on the drive way. A few days later it was the letters “LSD” and a smiley face on a garage door down the street. Some hippie came up with the “have a nice day” smiley face in the 70’s, not exactly original art. I mean if you really feel the need to permanently make your mark on society at least make it look pretty not like a monkey that had two pots of coffee did it. So like what’s next, circle circle dot dot now my driveway has its cootie shot? I guess what I am getting at is, grow up. If you want to make you mark on society find a mentor, and choose a direction you can be proud of. Not a $3 can of spray paint and a criminal record.
In Philly when kids get busted for graffiti they don’t go to juvy. Its community service with a local artist painting breathtaking murals on the sides of old brick buildings in the inner city. Results: 2500 murals, no graffiti, sense of accomplishment and pride. Huh I wonder if my local “artists” will consider repainting my living room???