Sunday, January 1, 2017

Monday Mural: Longfellow quote

While out and about in the Longfellow neighborhood of West Oakland I found this newish mural sponsored by the local community association.  It was done in 2015 by Jason Pyrzynski, who is originally from Chicago but now lives in Oakland.  The poem celebrates an openness to life with one's fellow man.  A good thought to begin the new year.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you; just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks. 

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson


  1. A colourful start of the new year.

  2. Nice text but don't get the immediate connection between the words and the rather crystalline sphere next to it. As a stand alone a very colorful and nice one but in combination.

  3. Love the Longfellow quote ODP.. so positive, if only it was so! The mural is a ball of fabulousness :)

  4. Lovely quote; just what we need, now. Let's hope of safety and security in 2017.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Happy New Year.

  5. A good three dimensional feel to the shot.

  6. I love the bright colours especially when we have grey days here.