Yesterday me and a mate had a bite of lunch at Circular Quay, Sydney followed by a big fabulous double wopper dooper icecream (I was encouraged). We ate said ice cream while walking around the Rocks soaking up the sun and sparkly harbour view. So all rather lovely.
On my way back to work nursing a spiking sugar rush I spied this in the corner of my eye…
My curiosity piqued I closed in and read……it was the recounting of a story of kindness. Random I thought. Then I realised it must be part of the Art and About crazy fabulousness that has taken over Sydney city with art in the places you wouldn’t expect – outdoors in our city! Actually it is Michael Landy’s work where he has asked for and collected peoples stories of kindness and placed them throughout the city for us all to read. ‘Acts of Kindness investigates the meaning of kindness in today’s fast-paced world, focusing on the simple everyday gestures of compassion and generosity that occur throughout the city streets and often go unnoticed. Stories of kindness have been collected from people across Sydney to form the basis for Landy’s ambitious new artwork’. – Art and About Website.
I love the concept of collecting stories of kindness. Of shining a light on the warm gift of giving energy to somebody, somebody you may not even know. I can’t wait to find and read loads of stories while tramping through the city of sparkle.
Tonight the month of Art and About opens officially and I’m looking forward to exploring and being inspired……and having my mind opened just a tad, well actually pried open……I’m up for that.