Old White People Crossing


It was a slow weekday at the Bridge. More accurately, it was another slow weekday at the Bridge. The few tourists milling around were not buying, and all of the vendors were bored.

Gregorio was wandering around, talking to vendors, generally just passing the time. He strolled not very far out onto the Bridge and came back chuckling.

This is what he’d seen:


No one I know has any idea who made the stencil (as it should be with street art), but I think the artist(s) did a great job. I love the details of the people’s hats and their stooped posture. The cane is a nice touch too. I think as a whole, the piece is hilarious.

About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

2 Responses »

  1. Let me know if you want me to say what I really think about this sign:
    I have spent time a the gorge. The bridge really isn’t accessible to old people. I’ve seen some older tourists drive and stop to look over the bridge. I saw lots of colors and many physically fit tourists at the bridge. So what would make someone spent their talents/time on such a defacing sign. It’s not good at many levels.

  2. Jennifer, thank you for raising the good point that the Bridge is not accessible for people with disabilities of any age. It seems like now that the Bridge is part of a National Monument, the government should be required to make changes to make the entire area and particularly the Bridge itself accessible for people with mobility issues. I wonder if it will take a lawsuit for changes to be made.

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