Sunday, April 5, 2009

Two Things Challenge: Solemn / Playful

Ron Henderson, owner of Pulp, passed away from cancer February 15, 2009

This week's Two Things Challenge was Solemn / Playful. I chose as my interpretations a picture of a tribute to Ron Henderson, owner of Pulp on 14th Street. Ron's little shop of cards and unique gifts is a staple in the DuPont Circle / U Street Corridor / Logan Circle shopping district and a fun, happy place. Sadly, Ron's battle with cancer ended in February this year. His employees posted this tribute to Ron in the entrance of Pulp. If you get a chance, stop by the store and sign the condolence book on the counter.

Promoting world peace by pillow fighting!

The second photo was taken the same day in DuPont Circle at the World Pillow Fight Day. It was a blast to watch grown-ups and a kid or two pummel each other with pillows around the fountain! In fact, I think three things: First, D.C. should have a pillow fight every week. It would be a great way to relieve all the stress around here and everyone would go away with a smile on their face. Second, Congress should be required to come down to the circle once a month and let us pummel them with pillows for taking their sweet time about legislation. And third, all wars should be fought with pillows.

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Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid, 04/09

9 comments:

Virginia said...

Great post today DC. The tribute to Ron was touching and the little pillow pummeler is adorable. I agree. I'd like to whack the snot out of Congress no a weekly basis.
V

marley said...

I second your pillow proposals! D.C for Pillow President!

Slogan - 'Can We Do It? Down Right We Can!'

Get it? Down, feathers, pillows! Oh, never mind.

Lol :)

Maya said...

I think the pillow fighting was fun to watch and your ideas are excellent! I'll have to see where all these pillow fights took place. I wonder if there was one in Seattle. Most likely!

The Artful Eye said...

Pillow those darn political roadblocks!
I like your ideas.

Beautiful tribute to Ron here and also at the Pulp site posted by Bev Jones. I love Pulp, it's such a fun store. Why are good people leaving too soon?

The Artful Eye said...

Look Maya, Seattle has a pillow fight coming soon.

http://www.pillowfightday.com/#seattle'

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

VJ: Thanks! I think I'll start a Pummel Congress with Pillows movement.


Marley: LOL! Very, very funny!


Maya: The pillow fight was fun, wasn't it? The best part was, everyone had a smile on their face. Now there's something to celebrate!


Andrea: As Billy Joel intoned, "Only the good die young." Sad, but true and Ron was one of the good ones.

Lori said...

Nice pillow picture! I enjoyed sitting in Dupont Circle and watching the "fighting" unfold. It was hard to tell the difference between kids and adults :)

Maya said...

Artful: Looks like it was the 4th in Seattle too. I'll have to find one next year!

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