Simple messages and poems giving thanks.

Thanksgiving arrives tomorrow.

Today I thought I’d go through thousands of old photos and find examples of street art that include the words “Thank you” or whose central theme is gratitude.

I found almost none.

Many of the beautiful murals and painted electrical boxes I’ve photographed over the years encourage the viewer to be or do something. Be kind, be brave, be inspired, be strong, fight for a cause, love, hope, laugh, smile, be yourself…

Only a small handful of messages concern gratitude, or directly say thank you.

And these tend to be written in chalk or very simply.

Why is this?

I do know that to acknowledge indebtedness to others requires humility.

I fell a far distance –
You caught me many, many
Times – Awoken revived thankful
to be alive – Living is a privilege
Take care – See the life you’ve
been given – Cherish it

I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

2 thoughts on “Simple messages and poems giving thanks.”

  1. Just found your site via a friend who sent me the post on mosaic work in the sidewalks on Grand & Center City. I have lived in Escondido for 55 years and did not know about them. I haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, but it is definitely on the “to do” list.

    I love your blog, crazy about street art. Hope you got to see the beautiful mural behind Distinction Gallery, Grand Ave.; and the smaller mural on the east side of the Escondido Municipal Gallery. There is also a wonderful mural depicting Escondido’s historic landmarks on 9th Street between Tulip and Upas.

    Thank you!

    Petey Lloyd Dietz

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