Written in Stone

A Mahwah resident is spreading “unity,” “hope,” “sisterhood” and more with her painted rock creations.
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Photo courtesy of @deepcereal


We could all use a little pick-me-up right about now. And Deep Cereal of Mahwah, who goes by her artist pseudonym, wanted to give just that to her neighbors. So, back in June, she painted 20 stones with inspiring words and tucked them into miscellaneous spots around her town, including Island Rd., East Ramapo Ave., Franklin Turnpike and West Airmount Rd., a popular loop for local pedestrians. “My goal was to surprise and delight passersby… I believe that we must embody the things we want to see on our streets and in our society, throughout the nation and across the globe,” she tells BERGEN. After Joe Biden was revealed on Saturday as the President-elect, she posted another photo of the rocks to inspire “unity,” “solidarity” and “kindness” in all of us. “Tearing each other down doesn’t get us anywhere,” she concludes. “I believe the words on these stones are steps on a path that can move us forward together.” For more of what’s going on around Bergen County, follow us on Instagram @bergenmagnj.

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