Here’s a bit of trivial and dubious art marking the NW Portland high-rent scene as “cool” for the matron set.

Is it political? No. Is it beautiful? No. Is it context or message heavy? No. Does it bear a message, either cerebral or soulful? No. Is it a drawing glued to a wall? Yup.

Don’t think it’s a series of fortunate coincidences that affluent property developers and art schools thrive shoulder to shoulder.

Oh, do not doubt. It’s completely predictable – and planned.

First the early adopters, taking photos of winos while reading Bukowski, last come a regular round of applause at the neighborhood association meeting with the announcment a new Trader Joe’s will open in the Spring.

If you must ask spiritual questions, ask if you have any capacity to doubt at all.

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