You guys might remember when I wrote about the new stop sign that came into my life a few weeks ago. When I was out and about the other day I had to stop and snap this picture:
This, of course, is THE stop sign, the one I’m trying to be all zen about but really it’s quite pointless. But here’s the NEW thing this sign has shown me, I live in a neighborhood with some sass! I’ve seen these little tokens of outspoken honesty, humor or angst in places that have some interesting-ness, like Austin for example. I never, never, ever thought I would see something like this in Dallas, or perhaps it’s hard to see the growth and change of a place when you live there? Either way, I’m happy I live in a city where people feel free to write random thoughts on cardboard signs, I hope this is the first of many!
In case you live in this city or are planning a visit, here are a few other new things in Dallas that I think are worthy of your time.
Klyde Warren Park – a park in the middle of the city, certainly not a new concept but I’m glad Dallas can be counted as a city that has one.
The Office of Angela Scott – in a city filled to the brim with almost every mass retailer known to man, it’s nice there’s also a home grown shoe shop doing everything by hand, oh the artistry!
Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Opens Dec. 1st but looks VERY promising
I have a new stop sign in my life. It is on a road I travel frequently, sometimes even a couple times a day. I COULD see this as an annoyance, an obstacle, a total hindrance to my rebellious speeding that usually occurs on this road.
But I don’t.
I see a reminder to take a breath, to stop rushing, to enjoy the journey.
Thanks Stop Sign, you opened up my eyes*.
(*And Thank You Ace of Base for your Swedish pop that gets me every time)