Last night I posted a letter on the site written by my friend Jeff. In it Jeff explained how, the previous night, a person, or persons, unknown had vandalized what we’ve come to call the Water Street Commons, tearing apart a large sculpture, defacing books in the outdoor lending library, and upending a bench that had been placed on the site by an anonymous community member. Well, this afternoon Jeff returned to the site to find that, at some point last night, a miracle had occurred. The sculpture was once again assembled and standing…
Here, for those of you who are skeptical, is one of the photos that he took.
OK, so maybe it’s not really a miracle. (Sorry. I’ve been reading too much about religious con men lately.) Still, though, I think it’s incredibly cool… Someone in the community, after having read Jeff’s post, must have gone out to fix the damage. Either that, or whomever did it in the first place, must have had a change of heart. Either way, this particular sculpture is back up, where it can be enjoyed by visitors to Water Street, which is an awesome thing.
And that’s not all. Not only did someone repair the sculpture, but there was also a new message written in chalk across the door of our little lending library, urging people to “learn,” not “steal.”
This makes me incredibly happy… It’s moments like this that I find myself the most thankful for having chosen this place as my home.