Happy St Patrick’s Day! Sunny for the first day in a while, and sunny days are always made better by a trip to Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. It’s always amusing people watching. First it’s the dogs running around and rolling in the grass; then it’s the dog owners running after the dogs to scoop up the poop; then it’s the toddlers running full-tilt after the dogs, who are always intelligent enough to dodge the incoming missiles; then it’s the mothers trying desperately, and usually in vain, to keep the toddlers from falling face-down in the dregs of the dog poop. If you are the kind of person (like I am) who carries antibacterial wet wipes on you for emergencies, you will be the most popular person in the park!
The statue is called “Ecstasy”, by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito. I love it, but it does make me think of a shampoo commercial.