Scrawled 10-14-12. This may well be my last post. I have known since I began this endeavor that writing with chalk in public places was a legal gray area — gray because while it is legal, some people have a problem with it and want to enforce laws regardless of whether or not they apply.
My options right now are continue and proceed to incarceration and trial, or to stop scrawling messages in my current capacity. Though I would eventually win against accusations of vandalism and defacement of public property, this would certainly unmask me, and I prefer to maintain my anonymity. As an alternative, I have begun sending letters to local property owners on or near Main Street requesting permission to use the sides of their buildings as canvasses. If I can get permission to write on someone’s wall, I can avoid a public debacle and continue writing.
I apologize for the lengthy explanation, but I feel responsible to explain a hiatus that may prove indefinite.