The rainbow connection.


This Monday morning was hot and steamy, but the good news is we are steaming toward a long holiday weekend … a weekend that promises Summer warmth and abundant sunshine.  The latter two items were in abundance today as I set out to pound the pavement and put another four miles under my belt.

I took a different route this morning, bypassing portions of the Lincoln Park leg of my Emmons Boulevard jaunt in favor of a few shady spots, then I eventually ended up on Fort Street, and that is where I spied this street art. Unbelievably there were six large sidewalk sections, and each was devoted to a different chalk scene, but I liked this sidewalk pane the best because it was so cheery looking.  I suspect some kids got bored at Cruisin’ Downriver, so they knelt down on the concrete sidewalk, fists full of colored chalk and went to town.

Like me, no one else has stepped on these colorful designs as they remained intact, with not even a smudge around the edge. So, while you often look down when you’re walking (to avoid a trip and fall on uneven payment), you are unlikely to discover a rainbow at your feet.  However, if you keep looking up … there may be a rainbow waiting for you.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to The rainbow connection.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    That was great. The artist never thought they would be popular. Wait until they see their skills shown on a blog for all to see. Goof job Linda.


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