Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I know that yesterday was Memorial Day, and that did seem more meaningful in light of our endless overseas war. And yet I was caught off-guard while walking near Philadelphia's Independence Mall on Sunday evening to see this display in the grass in front of the Constitution Center:

rows of faux tombstones
(original image lost and Arlington substituted...)

Perhaps all the more impressive when seen not as part of a news story or civic event, but just silently there as part of the landscape (sans installer). I found it quite powerful.

Was also caught off-guard by this and this. The Sunday comics -- who knew to be emotionally prepared...? (and we miss you, Kylan!)

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