Kindness. Contemplation. Creation. Connection.
An avid YouTuber, Ben walked down to Blenz coffee to find out the deeper meaning behind the flags. He met Swing who’s seen on the video, and Lucia, Stephanie, Mindy & Kam. I really like this video because it looks so bleak at that moment. It’s because they hadn’t gotten much interest from the public at the time Ben saw them. By the end of the day they figured they had around 200 or more flags swagged in front of the boards at Blenz. I came to see them mid-day and there were already quite a few flags made.
Swing told me how discouraged they were at the beginning of the day. They had arrived around 10am and very few people walked by, and those who did didn’t seem to take much notice in them. Suddenly around noon, a camera crew arrived and they were interviewed and then shortly afterward people started to stream toward their table and before they knew it they were busy finding room on the boards and trying to figure-out how to hang so many flags! One woman I spoke to told me she was struck by the feeling of peace that enveloped the entrance to Blenz. The crew that were there that day were completely committed to the positive action of this creative endeavour, and would have set the tone that people then made their flags with. This sort of feeling is what the Kindness Flag Project is about, to deliberately act in kindness, and then allow the residue of it to gently and slowly radiate outward.
Thanks to benTubed62 for this video.
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Here’s a picture of the flags the next day. You can see the productivity of the public in their outpouring of creative expression.