My favorite public artwork in front of my second favorite building in Portland. “Ring of Time” by local sculptor Hilda Grossman Morris - installed in 1977 at the Standard Plaza Building. An abstract Expressionist take on a Möbius strip. Couldn’t find any good photos of it so I took one for myself.
“People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming.” — Kathleen Winter // In the back of my mind lately, mostly when I look at other people, is how we are constantly growing. Sometimes I expect the people around me to understand things the way I understand things, or to react the way I react. But recently, watching friends grow and change and become, I’ve learned no one is a completed project. I’m surely not. I never will be. I will die having not learned things that others learned. I will die having learned things others won’t.
A huge aspect of grace is allowing others to be behind you. Not in a conceited kind of way, but in a way that you can accept that some races they are winning and some races you are winning. The beauty of relationship is that we bounce off of each other’s knowledge. And you will learn lessons later in life than others, and I will learn lessons later in life than others, but the magic of all of it is that we are in constant movement. We cannot be slowed down. Even in stillness, we are growing. 🍃 #LiveAuthentic #PNW #ShortSands #OswaldWest (at Smuggler’s Cove, Manzanita, Oregon)