Birmingham, Alabama is home to a small graffiti controversy involving a lovely statement on an overpass. "You are Beautiful" was scrawled above the freeway, and a local newsperson wrote a commentary commending the vandals for their positive outlook. The news guy, John Archibald, sort of suggested we all started painting You are Beautiful on everything to start a new Birmingham motto.
My afternoon kids' class took the long sidewalk by Red Dot Gallery in Homewood and wrote and decorated our version of You are Beautiful.
We obviously had great fun, and passersby were amazingly enthusiastic.
The message stayed there for almost a week, and definitely beautified the neighborhood,
if only for a while.