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.