How to make a city smile? How to make a city famed for its miserable weather smile? Install some ART! The famous Rubber Duck is here, and despite plenty of mishaps en route, hey here it is smiling away, and surrounded by plenty of happy people also smiling away, helped by a sunny day of course. Unbelievable the affect that a very large (well, 18m) yellow duck can have on the mood of a city. I love it! And there’s even some real yellow ducks on hand nearby to say hello….
OK, so not everyone is smiling in Keelung City and every day we have an update on the News about the duck’s condition, the state of the water, the sales of yellow duck merchandise, the crowd numbers ~ and the fact is that the yellow duck is now competing with the baby panda (real, not rubber) who makes its first public appearance at Taipei Zoo next week…..
But when the yellow duck has gone and Keelung returns to its normal wet and windy self, then the happiest places in the city will continue to be the churches. Hoping that all the churches in Keelung are as full of joy as our 2 churches – Trinity Church and St. Stephen’s – whatever the weather outside, the people there are always smiling!
Well we do have a great God after all – that fact alone’s just gotta make us smile!