Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Wish I Lived At This Intersection

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Our Grand Center arts and entertainment district includes Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; the Fox Theater, where the big Broadway shows play; the Sheldon Concert Hall, an acoustic gem; the Black Rep theater; the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; our Contemporary Art Museum; the local public radio and television stations, and more. It's where Dancing In The Street was held last weekend. There's a lot going on.

However, here and there on Grand Boulevard are these sad concrete planters holding scraggly trees, emblazoned with the district's motto, THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND LIFE. I'd love to live at the intersection of art and life - it would be a joy. However, these planters make me think of unfulfilled ambitions or sights set too low. Please, Grand Center, give us something more uplifting, more appropriate to your cause.

3 comments:

Virginia said...

Ahh yes, sights set too low. That's me! Maybe I should move to that intersection!! BTW, I had to scroll down and read Bergson's remark again. He's a man of few words but he nailed it.
V

cieldequimper said...

They could easily be made into something more fun.

Bibi said...

Oh, but you DO live at the intersection of art and life. In your 'real' life, (I guess) you are a lawyer, and your artsy side is your photos, so.....