Happy Funky Florida Friday!
A big theme here on our blog is how we Floridians like to do whatever the hell we want. Who knows the true reason – whether it’s the punishing heat melting our sense of propriety, or that more artists, free-thinkers, and hippies are drawn to the land of palm trees and surfboards – we think it’s because the pleasingly distasteful movement called kitsch was born in Florida.* And it often begins right at the curb – us expressing our individual right to kitsch it up – with our mailbox.
Do you think these homeowners see me in the street photographing their mailbox, for heavens sake, and wonder WTF? You know my answer: I can do whatever in the hell I want!**
Do you have a kitchy mailbox that rivals or surpasses ours? Send me a pic, I’ll do a “Part Two.”
*Wikepedia says it started in Germany, but seriously, do we really believe everything we read on Wikepedia??
** I did research it: things and people in public spaces are fair game for me taking their pics.