Monday, December 5, 2011

conversations with the city

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Yesterday morning I went back to the city for a day of quiet, solitary strolling. I picked up eavesdroppings on the trains, had coffee, talked to myself and the things I saw, went back to MoMA for a few more exhibits, wrote, took in twinkly lights, watched Manhattan go from sleepy to busy, gazed at Gwyneth Leech's outstanding illustrated coffee cups at the Flatiron Prow Art Space (each used vessel is a remnant of someone's conversation over a cup of coffee), and scattered a handful of Jill's postcards for Personal Geographies across the blocks. I put a lot of mileage on the red shoes, but quiet & lengthy exploring always seems to leave me well rested. As for today, I'm working on a bunch of papery jotters and dreading the third grade Homework Hell that awaits us this afternoon when the bell rings.

29 comments:

rachel awes said...

i love your kind of fun, in your kind of shoes. xox

painted fish studio said...

wish i was there, too!

Kim Hambric said...

I love your photos!! Today, they are making me feel a little better about leaving New York after my brief visit. I'll have to live vicariously though you until my next visit.

sooz weissberg said...

thoroughly enjoyed your "shots" and am loving your attitude of adventure in a new place. taking notes...!

Karen D said...

you are seriously inspiring me to reaquint myself with NYC.. I don't even know my way around there anymore.. maybe we can plan a joint outing after the holidays

Karen

Gwyneth Leech said...

Thanks for the shout-out about my exhibit at the Flatiron! I am drawing in the window and adding to the installation (more coffee and conversation) through February 18th. Stop by, bring a cup and draw with me!

rrARTz said...

i'm so enjoying all your new adventures through your pictures!

tortagialla said...

ooo! pretty photos and I'm totally stoked about the museum of mathematics... gotta find myself to NYC somehow!

Chel said...

I agree with Linda- the math museum looks amazing! Thank you for sharing yur adventures- I get homesick often (especially for the holidays in the city...) and it felt like a great serving of love.

Jill Berry said...

I WANNA COME PLAY!!! This is so funny, so YOU. Started me thinking, now I am going to start a "where in the world is Personal Geo" column. You are up first!

Jane said...

There is nothing quite like the holiday season in NYC! Now that you live so close to the city, you can have lots of adventures.

Happy Monday!

Domestic Scribbles said...

MoMath? Too fun, especially compared with homework. My 4th grader social studies grade was currently based on his coloring neatness instead of knowledge of the subject. Gah! Good luck with 3rd grade!

Bella Sinclair said...

NYC has some of the bestest window displays in the whole universe. Thanks for taking us along on your stroll. One of the great things about the city is you can be surrounded by people and still have your solitude and anonymity.

Hope you jotted down some subway eavesdroppings!

Andria said...

I enjoy looking through your photos...you take ones that I might not think to take. It makes me look around at my own environment a little bit differently. I hope you are settling in happily to your new "neighborhood". Good luck with that homework!

e.beck.artist said...

wow ... you moved to magic land and i'm a wee bit jealous ... jealous of boxes of cuties there on the street for an impulse purchase ... jealous of coffee cup art in such extreme number ... jealous of momath ... i want to live near moma! wow, you are one lucky duck ....

sigh, at least i have some red shoes ...

jerseytjej said...

arbaciYour blog makes me think of all of the life and excitement that surrounded us, but we never took advantage of it. Now compiling a list in my new handmade journal of "stuff I need to do when I get back home".

LisaInCT said...

I have to say I am not a frequent commentor, but I am *loving* the pics of the sights you are seeing as your tour your new town and surrounding areas. Such fun!!! Like a mini vacation for me! :)

Cindy said...

your red shoes were made for walking because you cover a lot of ground in this town. museum of mathematics - ok. and we must carefully look at those cups the next time we're in the hood. love your pics & happy wandering!

jane said...

homework aside.... wish i was there!!!!
xxx

Monkey Mind said...

You prowl around the city the way I used to. This post made me homesick. Love the pictures!

Pattyskypants said...

You remind me of how lonely I am for the city! xxoo Patty

We Three 3 said...

Your photos are terrific! Glad you got some quiet time before homework hell. I am living through the sixth grade version.

Inner Toddler said...

i have much to catch up on miss aimee. slowly creeping out of blog hiding. you hit NYC on a beautiful day dear. love it. but boy we could not be living in two more different places, I'm telling you.

Lorrie Paige said...

I love the first photo of the mall--so pretty in red!

inkstitch said...

Sounds completely heavenly and the photos are fantastic.

Pointy Pix said...

sounds like a perfect way to spend a day, I could feel the excitement of just being in NYC all over again as I looked at your fantastic photos.

Marcie said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day! Love how you've taken us along with you on your 'walk'. Terrific visual story-telling!

L'Atelier said...

what amazing photos! i always love what you glimps on your walks--- i also find long slow discovery tours really relaxing and rejuvenating!
hope you settling in nicely in your new place of habitation...

Jennifer said...

Your photographs are stunning!!