2853.Anyone can freeway-blog. It takes real courage to do this sort of thing:
You can see it there in the distance: a white design, limned in red, over the southbound lanes of NE 122nd Avenue, at the railroad overpass. If you know how narrow the road gets there, even without traffic, you'd need a gut-check before climbing up there.
Some 20 feet over that patch of hard asphalt, between Fremont Street and the I-84 egress/access, a plaintive question is asked:
WE MUST SERIOUSLY QUESTION A SOCIETY THAT DOES NOT VALUE THIER CHILDRENS EDUCATORS.
The idea of graffiti to get people to ask themselves questions like this leaves me torn. I don't care for the defacing of anything with graffiti, however, this one has definite style going for it, an almost Banksy-esque approach. Clearly stencilling was used here, no doubt to aid in composition as well as the getting-in-getting-out speed.
The biggest question for me, I guess, is why here? Certainly 122nd is busy-busy, and thousands of cars go that way each day. However, it's in such a tough spot to see … you wouldn't think so, but but the time you're up under it, close enough to see, it's flashed by, and even if you could crane your neck to look as you go under you're taking your eyes off some very precarious road. Big trucks use this stretch. They has to.
So, we'll give them points for going outside the box and style, at least.
And maybe seriously question a society that does not value their educators. Some of us have been doing that for a while, now.