You’ll forgive me if this post is different from my usual stuff. Feel free to skip over it, but you’re missing out!
There’s an interesting tradition here in Central North Carolina. Many of the elementary schools position a boulder beside the highway and allow the kids to paint the rock with their name and birthday on their special day. The kids get to choose what their paint scheme is and what the rock says. There are two that I pass on a regular basis. One is in China Grove and one is outside of Huntersville.
Almost every day, even on non-school days such as in summer, the boulders paint designs are different. I find this to be both poignant depressing and paradoxically encouraging.