Seen in the Neighborhood - Memory in All Her Glory
On a day when a random act of kindness might make all the difference, I give you this pop-up piece of human goodness. If you don't know about Flower Flash by this incredibly generous artist who, it must also be said, has a flair for great PR, it might brighten both your actual and virtual lives to learn more.
Flower-manipulator extraordinaire Lewis Miller made his way to the neighborhood shortly after resident gardener, Joseph Arbo, placed a wreath in the flower bed in memory of the hate crime in Pittsburgh. Two people on parallel trajectories of decency whose paths fused.
Hang in there, siblings of this valley of flowers known as Bloomingdale. Hang in there.
Community is what makes us strong when we are challenged. 'Memory' and Straus Park stand as witnesses to this truth.
h/t to Terence Hanrahan for the picture below and the notice of these happenings at our local trivium.