Monumental Monday

I took my camera with me on a recent trip into the neighborhoods of Portland.  What I found was a certain love affair that we have for statues and monuments.

Some large

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Some small

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Statues to commemorate events

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Monuments to great people

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Monuments to bad taste

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Monuments to our best friends

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All these monuments are dedicated to a past.  What of the present?  I think that every time we show kindness we are building our own monument.  Hold the door open for someone? There’s a brush stroke on your life’s canvas!  Give a needed hug?  That’s a chip in the marble block of your life’s sculpture.

All these add up until in the end…

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you’ve cast an effigy that may not be remembered by millions, but by the ones that have been touched by your kindness, laughter and grace.

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