why scowl & judge when we can smile & be kind
Dunbar public toilets, in need of a good clean up, naturally placed eyes, it was only fitting to add an enigmatic smile. The Mona Lisa of Easy Loathing.
why scowl & judge, when you can smile & be kind?
Growing up in Cornwall, formative years in Yorkshire & the past 14 in Scotland. Each landscape & people a home from home, welcoming, & open armed. However Edinburgh is a social system, climate alone, personally I found Edinburgh an alienating & isolating city, possibly reflective of any city across the UK at present, possibly a product of it's size & vast class differences.
Only in Edinburgh can you walk down a street, be stared at head to foot, given the up & down several times, catch eye contact & smile back only to be given further dark stares. This inability to acknowledge fellow life, a fellow human is a display of a break down of decency, compassion, empathy & care for another.
We each have the power to make another feel - why utilise that power as a weapon, when kindness is one of our richest gifts.
If life & the living cannot find that compassion, small unobtrusive, temporary art pieces of inanimate objects have the possibility to remind us of our humanity.