I believe this area is called Oak Park, it has sidewalks and houses and streetlights, and awesome sidewalk art. The photo above is from my travels today, I wish I had taken more photos of the chalk art. Chalk paintings remind me both of the original Mary Poppins movie, when chalk art takes the Banks children on magical adventures, and the mandalas created by Buddhist monks, who work diligently to create beauty with colored sand, knowing full well that their hours, days of effort make temporary displays, the wind, or time, or even their own broom sweep away. These artists accept the idea of inpermanence, of letting go of the outcome of their efforts, and now here we all are. All of us are in the midst of letting go, letting go of plans, jobs, school days, graduations, weddings,
travel, and none of us are sure if and when "normal" life will return, And my neighbors make art, in the midst of this uncertainty, I am here to say, it help, it heals, and thank you.