Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ABC Wednesday - H is for Hug

Sophie Ryder's "Standing Lady Hare with Dog"
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February, 2007, we had friends from Seattle visiting and glorious, surprising winter weather. We planned a ride on the then brand new Portland Tram on Saturday morning. At the top of the tram, at the Oregon Health Sciences University, we naturally got off to take in the view of the Willamette River and points east from outside one of the hospital's buildings. That's where we came upon this sculpture that epitomizes compassion.
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Here's a bit about the sculpture and others at the hospital.

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35 comments:

DeeMom said...

How Kewl

ellen b said...

What a very cool statue. Love the hug! What a great find for H...

Autumn said...

what a neat statue. The hug is wonderful, and since it is a rabbit you could also use H for HARE

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wonderful post

brian said...

great statue - i'll have to show it to my mom since she collects rabbits... i love the 'patina' these kinds of statues take on after being out in the elements for so long. very nice!

WendyB said...

This reminds me of a line from Ghostbusters: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

leslie said...

This is a fantastic statue! I'll have to look it up and visit some time. :D

AVCR8TEUR said...

What an unusual statue. I guess having it at a hospital is a good spot. Thanks for posting on my blog as usual. :D

Deslilas said...

So sweet a hug between a hare and a "hund".
Thanks

oldmanlincoln said...

Boy what an impressive hug. We can all use a hug but don't offer them too often. I saw a man on television in some big city offering free hugs and few takers. Or was it a woman for a while and then a man. As I recall the results were about the same.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting about the sore toe. My wife used to go shoe-less and lot and snag one or the other toe on chair legs which always upset her.

Blue said...

What an amazing statue.
Hug & Hare - good H's!

Isadora said...

Oh, if that doesn't find the child in all of our hearts I don't know what will. What a great reminder how much we all need a hug daily if not more frequently. It is probably one of the things I miss most in my life.

Anne-Berit said...

Oh,that`s cute,what an amacing statue:o)

Daryl E said...

What wonderful sculpture .. and a terrific H

Andrea said...

Interesting statue. I love hugs.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice photos!! I love it!
Have a nice day:)

maya said...

Compassion is a right word to see this statue. Thanks for the link.
Beautiful entry.
Happy WW!

Petunia said...

Why didn't I think of "HUG"
Great post:D and a cute statue.

Katney said...

That's a great piece of art and perfect for H.

Dragonstar said...

Hound Hugged by Hare - Hugely unlikely, but symbolically beautiful. Thanks for posting this.

Liz said...

What a very unusual sculpture!

smilnsigh said...

A precious 'H'...

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved this...so full of love.

photowannabe said...

Hound hugged by the Hare what a role reversal. It definitely shows compassion, maybe more than most of us would have towards our enemies.
Terrific H post.

Janet said...

I love hugs. What a beautiful sculpture!

sandee said...

i'm new to your blog and a wannabe oregonian - thanks, Lynette, for bringing a little bit of Portland to my life each day!

George Townboy said...

This is really cool ... I have my HUG for the day! Thanks.

Kerri said...

This may be the sweetest sculpture I have ever seen! I really does convey compassion! Thank you for so much for sharing this!

Karlis Beinerts said...

What a sincere expression of emotions!

lila said...

That is some hug!

Steve Buser said...

It really grabs your attention.

Wendy said...

What a loving rabbit, and lucky dog! I like this statue.

Jan said...

Thanks for the pics. I love this statue. I'd like a copy of it.

Denton said...

Yes, it would take compassion for a rabbit to hug a dog.

Neva said...

I love statues and this one is particularly poignant with the dog.