Maybe you’ve seen this car in Lewisville. I saw it for the first time this week in the library parking lot. It’s an earnest reminder of the turmoil and unrest of our times. If you have an especial affinity for this message, you should see the entire car!
All I can say is, the car owner has real conviction — and this particular photo of the car doesn’t do it “justice,” so to speak. You’ll see what I mean if you continue to the next section to see more shots of the car. Peace. CLICK to see more photos of the Peace Car.
These folks were among the many who stopped by to take a closer look at the wide range of cars participating in the Cruise-In for the Cure fundraiser at The Oaks Shopping Center.
Kyle LaLlave loves cars — and he loves his mother. That was evident by last Saturday’s Cruise-In for the Cure event held at the Lewisville Soda Shoppe. The event was a breast cancer awareness fundraiser that Kyle organized in honor of his mother, Nora, who is a 10-year breast cancer survivor.
If you drove by The Oaks Shopping Center last Saturday, you no doubt noticed the more than 30 cars on display around the parking lot. Among the participating cars — which included vintage cars, muscle cars and import cars — was Kyle’s cool-looking 1993 Honda Civic EX which he restored himself over a period of about six months.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization devoted to fighting to cure breast cancer.
More photos of this event can be seen in the Cruise-In for the Cure photo gallery.
Ordinarily, I’d have followed up the previous photo of the rusty old car with something very different. But I thought I’d have a little fun with this close-up of the old car before moving on.
Whether or not you like this kind of look, it does demonstrate that you can find “art” — or make art — from the ugliest or most mundane of subjects. It often just requires some experimentation. Sometimes that process includes periods of not really liking how the experiment is going. You might even begin to question your choices and feel you’ve embarked on a dead-end path.
But sometimes, all of a sudden, you try one thing and — Wowee! — you’re amazed! Something new has emerged.
I drive by this rusty old car just about every day and have never really thought much about it. When I realized it was a Cadillac, I was kind of stunned. Stunned because it seems too ugly to be a Cadillac! It’s like an “alien” compared to today’s Cadillacs. (Those headlights do look a bit weird, don’t they?!)
But just think, someone actually designed that Cadillac, down to the smallest details, intentionally determining the spacing, proportions and shapes that made it that year’s model. Then thousands of people who liked how the car looked bought it and drove it home, probably with great pride and joy!
Yet with the passing of time, this particular Cadillac — whose owner presumably had once thought it to be attractive — now sits rusting away at the edge of a field.
Of course, most everything does eventually rust or decompose. And many of the products we once favored, in time, become candidates either for Good Will or the landfill.
What changes? Is it us, or the things we possess? Or perhaps both?
It has been written in an ageless book that the things that are seen are temporary, and the things that are not seen are eternal. When I think of the many things I’ve owned over the years, it does make me pause and consider what’s really important — and what’s not.