Sunday, September 10, 2017

Random acts of art

"The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones." 

~Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus

Cindy La Ferle
Lately, on our daily walks with Coco at the Clawson City Park, Doug and I have spotted a few hand-painted rocks left along the trail. 

I'm guessing they're anonymous gifts -- or possibly clues for an ongoing treasure hunt? Either way, they've been placed there deliberately for someone else to discover and admire. These charming pieces of art always stop me on the path, reminding me that life's sweetest pleasures are often the ones we're not planning or expecting. ~CL


  1. I discovered one of these painted rocks in my Minnesota community, as well. I found out it was some young kids that were painting them and placing around town to cheer people up. It worked - very sweet.

  2. Laurie -- I love that you're finding these in your community, too. We need these random acts of cheer in this world right now.

  3. Everything about this post elicits "happy". From the quote from Erin Morgenstern to your write up and photos. To discover random "Be Kind" messages while walking your darling poochie is a good day for sure. Thanks for your many insightful blog posts. 😊

    1. Thanks, Susan. I'm so glad the post made you as happy as seeing those cute little rocks made me ;-)

    2. Leaving little painted rocks in places for people to find them is the current thing. It's a possible smile during someone's rough day, or something to take a mind off of the current state of the world. I have been thinking about painting a few stones myself. Love this post.

    3. Tina, I love the whole concept -- and might start painting some rocks myself! Thanks for your comment.