I shared this photo and the caption below on instagram over the weekend and thought I would reshare it here in light of the terrible events in Paris and Beirut over the weekend. Everytime I pass under this bridge I'm captivated by this caption... the whole before and after aspect, the who, what, and why of the message(s). I'm not sure why I took a picture other than it felt significant, at the time I wasn't thinking of any big picture metaphor. Coming across this picture again and writing my little IG post was a reminder that if something feels significant to you and you can't figure out why, it's a good idea to write it down or take a picture...sooner or later the meaning and significance will work its way out. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.
Reign Rapid Misery Glory
I came across this photo I took a few weeks ago and almost forgot about. Seems appropriate to post today. When we lived in Cincinnati the first time I remember often driving under this graffiti tag that read, ‘Reign Rapid Misery.’ When we returned years later it was still there, except someone had now spray painted Glory over the word Misery, in pink no less. I love that someone took the initiative to do that and I wonder who they are and what were the circumstances that propelled them to act? Anyway, there will always be people willing to ‘Reign Rapid Misery’ but there will always be a way, and people willing to find a way, to change misery into Glory. Beauty for ashes. It’s the great alchemy of our existence. And there are always more glory spreaders than misery spreaders. Lets grab our pink spray paint and be glory spreaders today.