|Paul and NB on the High Line in Chelsea|
|In front of Borremans' "The Loan." My dressing to coordinate was unintentional!|
|Birdhouses and feeders in heavy use|
|Hope, Chelsea, NYC, 12/11|
I don't know who did it but it was simply and beautifully executed and a pleasure to participate in. It also fostered communication as several people encountering it at the same time necessarily spoke a bit, expressing astonishment and interest, sharing pens etc. I always like public art that breaks down barriers between people, however fleetingly.
|Adding Hopes to the collection.|
|New York Times Employee Cafeteria Photo credit: Fred R. Conrad|
(I have to admit, I am not very interested in jewelry so the Taylor Collection was somewhat wasted on me!) Once our relation, Deborah Bell, arrived downstairs we whirled off, crossing through the jolly crowds at Rockefeller Center and ended up in The Modern, which is part of MOMA. I was thrilled to see an enormous and shockingly beautiful piece MOMA commissioned from Mickalene Thomas still on display right where we were entering (it's only up temporarily so what incredible luck!)
A huge crush of people filled the bar/restaurant almost to bursting, in pre-holiday fervor, and we spent a very enjoyable if all too brief time getting to know our newfound cousin a little better (she's wonderful!) and making plans to meet again post-holidays, before dashing off to catch our train home.
What a day! Didn't feel tired at the time, it was all very energizing, but I noticed at the end of the next day's various duties and work efforts, my boyfriend Paul and I were both drooping. Well worth it!