Well, hear us now, we ain’t wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time goes by like hurricanes
Runnin’ after subway trains
Don’t forget the pouring rain.
After the horrific, homophobic, rampage in Orlando by yet another young man with a really big, legally bought!!!!!, gun, which was designed for only one purpose and one purpose only, to kill people, I keep finding myself drawn back to this image. And to the actual item which lives on a window in our apartment.
Just happens that K and I are in Mexico City for the weekend. This is rapidly becoming one of our happy places. I intentionally did not bring my card reader or external hard drive on this trip so I am unable to download what I have shot, shades of the bad old days of film! – so all I can show you now are my happy little iPhone/Snapseed pix.
The other day several of us were talking about what we would tell a visitor to NYC they must see while they were here. Statue of Liberty? Empire State? Central Park? World Trade Center? MOMA? The Met? Lincoln Center? We agreed they were all good but…they aren’t really New York. If you are in Paris, you “have” to go to the Eiffel Tower but after you have been…do you really know anything about Paris?
During the discussion I realized that I have not shot very much in the city this year. A lot of Cape Cod, a lot of Mexico City, lots of portraits but not much city. However I just charged back through 2015 and came up with a few shots that I feel represent NYC much more than any building.
2 of the people in this picture have known each other since 1997. Those two have known the other 3 since 2000.
We had a going away party for Caroline and Ben who are off to their first year in college (Wesleyan University and University of Michigan Honors program). Abigail and Eva are starting their sophomore years (Smith and Wesleyan). Noah is a sophomore at Bronx Science. Their friend Edy (SUNY Purchase Honors Program) could not make it since she had just returned to school for her sophomore year – but trust me she was there.