As you may know, last week I had the intriguing opportunity to perform everyone's most inconvenient civil responsibility - jury duty. In the end, 3 of the 4 panels into which we summoned citizens were segmented, got called to court at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, the culmination of a week of sitting and waiting in the lounge. Amazingly, mine was the unchosen panel that got released shortly after. In brief: I am liberated from the call for 3 years more and I will not have to return to act on a jury next week.
This is useful from the perspective of living my life and performing my job.
Alas, I didn't have that Law & Order moment I have secretly imagined lo these many years.
How does this relate to Art & Design Theme Week?
Well, here's a photo of a rather interesting sculpture in front of the court house steps. I like the way 12 jurors make up the pillars (get it?) of the structure. (You'd think, given how important this function is, the court might have supplied us with a free coffee in the morning...)
Anyway, I got these shots while waiting on the daily 10 minute line up to go through security (you know, like at the airport):