NZ Proverbs

Over the past few months I’ve been looking at casual graffiti and listening to children and learning a lot of life truths and lessons.  Here they are, in no particular order.  Make of them what you will.


“.F. is for fun!” — Megs (written on a signpost in the Mount Victoria Park, Wellington… and everywhere around Wellington)


“I’m four-and-a-half and I’ll never be five!” — kid, four-and-a-half (Botanical Gardens, Wellington)


“cat plus fish equals love” — Sidewalk Chalk (written in a childish hand on the Oriental Parade, Wellington)


“You’re beautiful and I love you.” — kid hugging a giant penguin sculpture (Auckland Museum)


“keep goin” — Anonymous (written on a path marker along the Tongariro Alpine Crossing)


“He’s like chocolate!” — kid referring to a Rodin bust (Te Papa, Wellington) 


They all feel so stupidly poignant to me, though they’re nothing.  I was going to give a bit of commentary or something, but I think they stand on their own.  Or maybe they don’t, but I just don’t care what you think.  I’m four-and-a-half, after all, and I’ll never be five.


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