52and39/7 Legacy


I remember adults being upset about graffiti when I was small.  I understand why – it was mostly just vandalism then.

When it’s done with intention, when it isn’t spoiling something enjoyable or holistically purposeful though, I get that.  It’s modern cave-painting.  It’s the creative burst, no matter how crude the subject, in which I feel aware of the mood & movement of the originator, like residual aura.




Sometimes it’s wild giggling.


Other times it’s humour, identity or control; always interesting when the compulsion has simultaneously been about creativity, infamy and rebellion.



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Author: wordathlon

I'm Heather, I'm a writer and I live in Edinburgh. I like laughing, reflecting, getting lost in music, discovering great people, information and places. You can find me on Twitter @betamother or email me at wordathlon@gmail.com

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