A few weeks ago, while walking around Bozeman, I saw this graffiti penned on the side of a stop light control box. I liked the sentiment, especially given the nature of the rest of the box’s imagery. I snapped a picture and used it as the base for what you see above.

While I don’t endorse graffiti, I do find the confluence of mainstream and “counter-culture” to be quite interesting. In this case, I really wonder who it was that wielded the pen, as well as who designed the box. What would they say to each other if they had a conversation?

The more I look for it, the more I see these types of mini-conflicts, where ideas and ideals clash. The 24-Hour News Cycle is an obvious source, but there is more to be learned in subtle things, not those screaming for attention.


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