A few months ago, I noticed that someone was writing daily inspirational quotes in chalk on the sidewalks around my apartment. I began looking forward to finding them in unexpected places each morning as I hustled to work. And then all of a sudden they stopped.
When I was recently spending money like a drunken sailor at Indigo, I noticed they had chalk on sale and absentmindedly bought some. I figured I would either work up the guts one day to become a “sidewalk chalk artist” myself or plan an epic game of hopscotch with my friends.
Because I’m working from home today, this served as the perfect opportunity to go with Plan A:
I felt like a complete cheesy loser doing this. But then I was like, so what? Fuck it. I’m doing it anyways.
And so I did.
When I was walking my dog later that same afternoon, I saw a group of teenagers hovering around my masterpiece. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but it was pretty cool to see people stopping and noticing. And with that, I felt a little less like a cheesy loser.
Note to self: Work on penmanship. Immediately.
Total Kindness Cost: $1.50
What’s the coolest inspirational piece of art you’ve seen in a public place?