Saturday, 21 August 2010

Saturday Photo: The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower Also Is Stronger Than Concrete

Someone--perhaps inspired by Roadsworth, Montreal's legendary street stenciler or maybe even Peter Gibson himself--has been stenciling the word "Resistance" on sidewalks for the last month or so. Each stencil points to a place where plants have pushed up through cracks in the urban hardscape.

The word works in both English and French, so it's appropriate in this officially French city. It's also particularly apt as the summer begins to wind down. There is greenery everywhere, which is a balm to the eyes and the spirit. And it is a delight to see that nature is always working on reclaiming the world.

The line "the force that through the green fuse drives the flower" is from Dylan Thomas, BTW.

3 comments:

deBeauxOs said...

Love it!

kim said...

Hi Marry
Hope you summer is going well. Great minds think alike...

http://www.balconygardener.ca/2010/08/when-the-growing-gets-tough/

Mary Soderstrom said...

Just checked it out. Indeed.

Mary