Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Big Red Ball

This morning on the way to work, I noticed something very strange.

There was this big red inflatable ball wedged up under the canopy of the Christian Science church. It looked like one of those exercise balls, only this one was huge.

I’m glad I keep my camera in my back pack, because you never know when you’re going to come across big red balls wedged up under Christian Science churches.

I began to wonder how it got there. Was it some errant ball that got away and jammed itself there? After all, a Christian Science church would seem to be a very strange place to deliberately place a big red ball. It even goes against their doctrine of “spirit having true reality and physical matter being ‘error’”.

It really perplexed me. So, I did some highly investigative research on the subject - - I googled “Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist Chicago” and clicked on “news”.

Lo and behold, the big red ball was placed there on purpose.

It’s a public art project called the Red Ball Project and it’s supposed to cause pedestrians to stop and think. (Pretty effective, I’d say. I rarely do that.) It will be traveling from city to city and will be in about ten different locations in Chicago.

Target is the corporate sponsor of the Red Ball Project in Chicago.

Still, I don’t think the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, would be pleased that Target sponsored a big red ball being wedged up under one of her churches.

They'll burn for it, mark my words.

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At 4:43 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...


Iwanski & I & my family saw the Big Red Ball at the Field Museum this weekend. How exciting! :)

At 7:54 PM , Anonymous seachange said...

I love the photo!

It would make me stop & think, too.

I wonder if the ball will make it to the Chrsitian Scince Church in Boston.

At 7:58 PM , Anonymous seachange said...

Your Mom sounds like a well prepared veteran. :-)

I hope Ike doesn't get stronger as he travels closer to Texas and your family misses out on the flooding.

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