Some things aren't meant to be though.
While walking to work two weeks ago, I spotted this.....
Random street art!
It was a small wooden plaque bolted to a street sign.
An Asian-inspired motif carefully painted then varnished.
Surely it would've gotten damaged by the elements over time or by some vandals or taken down by the city...and I wanted it for myself. Not only because I actually noticed it but to preserve it as well.
But the creator of this piece was clever enough to bend the bolt in the back just enough so it couldn't be unscrewed (I tried...several times).
So I let it be--that it may live out its life in the public eye as was intended.
Sure enough, as I walked to work yesterday, this wooden plaque was dangling from the street sign, cut right in half...either by the city or some ne'er-do-well.
It was sad to see it gone so soon but street art runs the risk of being removed--one way or another.
What survived was loosely hooked onto the bolt and I gently plucked it off and took the remaining half home...if anything as a reminder of what was almost mine.