Random Moments of Delight #15: An Ephemeral Experience

It was a delightful yet ephemeral moment when I found a stick sculpture in my park.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso
Cooper and I were running in the little park near our house last week and came across a surprise.
spontaneous
It was fashioned by man in a pattern and a shape.
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It had not been there the day before.
stick art 3
The sticks were gathered from the surrounding area and painstakingly placed to create the inner space.
ephemeral
I thought it was simply wonderful that someone had created this lovely, delicate construction overnight. Who was it? Was there more than one artist? Was it meant as art or something more prosaic like an imaginary house?
It saddened me when we returned to the park the next day and it, and all the sticks, had disappeared. Had the maker returned and dismantled it? Or had the city groundskeepers removed it?
What I do know is that it delighted me to witness something so whimsical and ephemeral, and take photographs to share with you.
As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog. I’d love to hear your random moments of delight. This non-challenge is about sharing special moments with each other (more info here). Please put a link back here, in your post, so others may take part if they wish.
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12 thoughts on “Random Moments of Delight #15: An Ephemeral Experience

  1. Meghan Post author

    Yes, I went to that darker side myself for a bit, but then the park is so… not that way. Plus, my natural impulse is to look the happy way. 😉

  2. Meghan Post author

    What a lovely comment Paricia. It does seem magical to me… what a great word, enchantment. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Meghan Post author

    I agree, I think it was the groundskeepers who had no imagination… wish they could have left it up at least a few days.

  4. Emily

    It’s funny that my mind goes in another direction – I see the Blair Witch Project. Watch out for the old house in the woods!

  5. Paricia Brown

    It’s like some kind of enchantment. Perhaps it was made by children; perhaps by someone doing his or her own kind of magic. Whatever it was, it captured you and ,now, us.

  6. Eclectic

    That’s so lovely I expect by kids who made but doubt they dismantled it what a shame the latter. I think my random moment published very hard to tell from my phone hehe x

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