city parks, community, Dundonald, Ottawa, park benches, parks, trees, urban art, urban parks
While passing by an urban park in Ottawa recently, I noticed something I loved had been taken away.
One of my favourite spots for work day wanderings and pondering had been painted over.
The new art work looked like bare tree limbs against a multicolored sunset. Either that or some artistic feather design.
I noticed a few other benches had been painted over too.
It had been a while since I took a lunchtime walk up here but this change must have occurred just this autumn. I am sure I will eventually find out why someone did this but I’m still processing, reeling from the change to favourite park bench’s art. I had become fond of the previous artwork and what it represented to me as I approached a wonderful new discovery in 2015 and rekindled relationships.
It will take me a while to accept the new design. But … as in my professional and personal life, I have learned to adapt to change, to accept the changes that are beyond my control.
At least my two favourite trees have not changed – except for losing their leaves again in preparation for winter’s sleep.
I was consoled and delighted to see something new – a little book lending library.
It was a sign of sharing and trust in this eclectic downtown park. I hope it survives the winter and disturbing elements that sometimes occupy the area.
Thanks for dropping by.