Thanks to Carole for the quote. Friendship is a major result of this project, a re-salted state of preservation for many of us and a re-stated one too since we change and grow. Thanks to everyone helping me out, most appreciated. I (kind of) promise I shall not travel alone so far again for some time, if ever. Or will I? Maybe I'll have to for some reason, planting trees could become my career. Travel and trees, for the rest of my days, ahhh.
I'm also captivated by the graffiti on this building near here, it has layers of paint and posters, stickers ....
|part of a graffitied building with stickers and posters too - Soho NYC|
Today in Soho I walked for a while to get a friend's jacket, left at an Italian place last evening accidentally. Since they live in Queens it was too difficult for them to get it today. I am seeing James tomorrow at the, as he puts it,
"Blowout Browning Society, Famous Actors! Actresses! Singers! We're debuting
some of the to be released Browning put to music, can't leak anymore details,
should be a hoot ! The National Arts Club will also have a certain kiwi
Raewyn Alexander in attendance, whats not to love, 1pm Gramercy Park New Yak,
come and dig the Browning to music!"
There's a lot in Soho to rave about, the grungy glamour for one thing, then there's
and all so intent, focused even if relaxed and waiting. I stumbled across Miss
Hoe, a designer's shop cnr of Princes St near my hotel, I think it is number two.
I want the Valentines Day Story off the faceberk page for Miss Hoe, if anyone joins
can they get it for me? It's about Octobear and Flirty Bunny. They are there in the
middle between Sleepy Z Bunny (silver) and Li'l Octo, (Flowery Crab is On the right).
I co-incidentally picked the whole family out of the range of little toys there.
Miracles as Wednesday Kennedy says, only last 15 minutes but hey, it was a fun
quarter of an hour. Here's Wed's faceberk page if you want to get lots of lost and
laughs, with some relentless Oz complaining free and so eloquent with it - love
her - https://www.facebook.com/wednesday.kennedy
Yes, Soho New York and I could just stay here forever if I had the money and
certain people came to visit occasionally, but I only have a week.
Great to walk round with James last evening for food and beer, get an idea of the
place. It was city-lit dark, orangish lights, cool evening (not cold) and still. Only a
few people about, I expected more but it has been Easter. I suppose some locals
left town or others didn't work that day, stayed in the 'burbs. Delicious food; Italian
place in Spring Street anyway and then beers at a bar, where I could not help but
wish occasionally I was back in Seattle where Dean took Amy and I to so many fine
places. That Christmas Pudding beer the best yet, I think. James most amusing
nevertheless, his Cockney when trying to chat up some girls next to us, o how they
laughed. I loved the evening overall it was delightful. I think some people thought
I was a wanna-be snow leopard too, ha. (Nooo)....
"Please remember the beer comes with water," I tell myself. Love that routine in
AM er i ca. They're always filling your glass with water. Then one beer, one glass
of water et cetera can keep the evening on a float, not off the boat.
I hope to make it to MOMA day after tomorrow, my Mecca, my my, cannot wait,
Also, I gather there is a railway station platform made into a park somewhere, here.
Niiice. Be good to see that somehow. Who wants to take me? I'm in culture shock
with buses and trains, but maybe it's only a taxi fare away? Google says vertigo
does not happen there at Line Park due to beauty and kindness-
x o m