Thursday, February 12, 2015

Butterflies and Leis at M.E. DePalma Park

Have you ever come across something that was a bit incongrous?  Perhaps a little out of place, didn't belong?

Then did you decide to let it be because it amused you?

Yep, that's what I did.

One of the local bars had a second anniversary.  Rumor's Bar on Wilton Drive.   I've had their food, the Reuben is worth the trip, and I keep hinting around that I would like to go back but ... Oh I guess I should get off my lazy butt and use the drink chips I find all over town and get a meal while I am at it.

At any rate, when they had their party there had to have been a theme.  I walked past the place with Rack the McNab Superdog when it was in High Gear.  They have a tented area that now takes up part of the parking lot.  At the street side of the area, they hung all these garlands of silk flowers in bright colors.

I'm still finding them around town.  They're the "pretty" ones, although I suppose that strictly speaking anything that isn't where it belongs isn't ...

Never mind that thought, they're just pretty.

People must have agreed because they took walks all over Wilton Drive.  There were Leis in trees, over shrubs, light poles, in fences, and at one point around my own dog's neck.  There was a beautiful woman who decided that my dog needed to be decorated.

What freaked me out about that was the improbability of it.  Rack the Superdog is anything but Super around strangers.  You need to have a dog as an escort, and you have to have the right energy.  The second time he meets you it's different.

We got home, I left the Lei with someone else who thought it was cute.  Rack being a herding breed thinks because we did something once, it becomes a Thing and it is therefore Required and I didn't want to have to be putting a silk lei on my dog every time we go out for a walk.

It would be come Weird.  Herding Dog OCD aside.

The next morning, I was out at my normal predawn Stupid O'clock walk hour of 5AM and rounding the corner, something caught my eye in the M.E. DePalma Park.  I turned on the Torch Of Doom, my 1200 Lumen Flashlight, and pointed it in the park. 

All was quiet but someone had hung a Lei on the green Butterfly statue on the plinth at the back of the park.

I laughed at it's positioning, but couldn't bring myself to remove it.

In fact the next walk, for all the dozens of people who walk past it, the Lei was still there.

It's been about a week now.  I should probably stop in there on the next dog walk and see what I should do about it.


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