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I remember walking past this wall and seeing the side of a decaying building. Now it’s an impressive work of art. A group of large murals have been popping up along the High Line in recent weeks and they’re all very well done. This one is the most colourful that I’ve seen so far. It’s a much more pleasant image to look at rather than another billboard with an advertisement for something I have no interest in.
adding one more stroll on the high line to my list of things to do before i vacate the city.
“Man on Fire” new single by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros from their new album. Abundant joy here.
on the left he’s reading “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw,” by Jeff Kinney. on the right he’s reading “Warriors,” by Erin Hunter.
I was delighted by these two the moment I saw them. I wished very much to bring them to the library. Candidly photographing children is an even trickier area of street photography, so I was glad that their parents (pictured at left) were present. I approached them and asked if I could photograph their kids as they were reading. They were so enthusiastic about the underground library when I told them about it! They said “yes! sure!”, both of them in sync with their agreement. What was even more marvelous was the way these kids quietly observed our exchange, looking at their parents the entire time. When their parents expressed their agreement to me, they went back to reading and allowed me to photograph them, all without saying a word.
i’m going to miss this crazy system just as much as i’m not going to miss it.
the past 2 fridays, i’ve been running along the east river with some friends. this is a news flash because i am the furthest thing from a runner and have never been athletic. but, i need to be doing some kind of regular fitness. not to lose weight, but just for general health and maybe to tone up.
yesterday we did 3 miles of running / jogging / walking; the week before i have no idea how much we did, but it was definitely less than that. we’re doing a “slow build,” as they’ve dubbed it. in other words, keeping it feasible so that inexperienced nuri doesn’t pass out / quit. surprisingly, it hasn’t been that bad and i haven’t been very sore. but during? i loathe everything in the world and question my choices.
i’m hoping that it gets easier as i keep this routine going, although right now i’m doubtful i’ll ever really enjoy it. i’m hoping to spin it into one of those necessary tasks that i detest. i have 2 more fridays, then i hope to be enterprising enough to run when i go to cali for my mini vacay.
we talked yesterday about building up to make it to the brooklyn bridge. then one friend suggested that we go across it and get pizza on the other side. yeah, they definitely know how to keep me motivated.
i’m going to my first piano bar tonight to celebrate a friend’s bday.
i’m expecting to sing along to tipsy people belting out showtunes as if their lives depended on it. aka i’m hella excited.