I’m always looking for examples of art on my travels. I found some in an unexpected place during my most recent business trip to Long Island, NY. I was passing through Islip’s MacArthur Airport and ran across these murals. This first one was very welcoming, as it greets as all the passengers as they disembark the plane to go and retrieve their luggage. This is one of the first things they see.
Being surrounded by water reminded me that this community was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
Little did I know I’d find more artwork in the most unexpected of places — the ladies’ restroom! Tiles of children’s artwork line the walls.
These are all so endearing that you can’t help but stop and linger and wonder, “What goes through a child’s mind?”
But I was getting distracted and had to get on with business but no place was left untouched — even the stall was adorned! Love this one that reads “Mommy helped too.” How incredibly precious and hard to believe that such treasures are in everyday places.
Many in the Long Island community work in NYC and its residents have some of the largest numbers of police and firemen. 9-11 is never far from this community’s heart and soul. They are very patriotic people.
The beach is never far from their mind, which is also nearby and provides NYC with its prime getaways.
Kids’ artwork just makes me happy. I walked out feeling not only relieved but filled with joy as all this artwork in such an unexpected place uplifted my spirits with the energy of innocence and simple pleasures to enjoy. What a delightful surprise!
With Easter just around the corner, these simple pleasures in life should be savored and reminds me that life should never be taken for granted, especially in our busy hustle of everyday living, where so much can get overlooked.