Alexandria Snapshot: ‘Live Big’

Alexandria Snapshot: ‘Live Big’

The Miracle League Program celebrates the “Live Big” mural.

The Miracle League Program celebrates the “Live Big” mural. Photo by Vernon Miles.

With a musical session and a baseball game, the Miracle League Program and several Alexandria institutions came together to celebrate the unveiling of a mural encouraging Alexandrians to “Live Big.” The mural, inspired by the Courage Wall that went up in Del Ray in 2015, was painted by artist Matt Corrado from Silver Spring. A friend of a friend told him about the project, and he wanted particularly to focus around making the design playful and colorful, but with an overall inspirational theme.

“It is amazing where courage has spread,” said Nancy Belmont, who had started the Courage Wall last year. “Fear is part of the human experience, you’re not alone. We’re all holding back from the world. But when fear is holding you back … remember that we’re with you.”