MMM: RedBall

Mostly Montreal Monday

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Shots and thoughts from my new home of Montreal

We did it!  We saw the Red Ball!

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Seeing The RedBall Project was a feather I needed in my urban cap.  Like most of humanity, I marvel at large-scale public art.  Remember The Gates?  The Waterfalls?  If I have the opportunity to see something so special, I’m going, and since I never go anywhere alone, my family is coming with me.

Farrah was on board right away

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as I thought she might be since “BAH!” is one of her first words.

Arlo was unimpressed because he was expecting to play with a big red ball.

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 Kris humored me.

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 Bless them, one and all.

The RedBall Project was in Montreal from August 31-Sept 6 and this day it was at L. Berson & Son right in our Plateau neighborhood.  L. Berson & Son is a monument maker with an iconic spot on bustling Rue St. Laurent.

The monument maker's mural

The monument maker’s mural

 Squishing that huge soft, red ball between the granite headstones and rusted girders was no accident I’m sure.

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 I was inspired by the whole scene and felt grateful to be living in such a vibrant area, able to bear witness.

Thank you Artists: to those whose chisel granite for our darkest hours and those who cushion our sharp edges with whimsy.  And thanks to you too Montreal.  Until next week!

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