Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Topping my wish list

The Fujifilm X-E2. 
A great vacuum cleaner. 
A bike. 


Things kind of on the wish list that I won't get since I have to prioritize items above:
Boots, handbag, haircut. 

So if you see a real happy woman with crappy hair, in sneakers through the snow, carrying all her stuff in plastic bags taking pics of life in NYC, it's probably me. 


Tack Petra




Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Georgia O'Keefe museum


















Any of you been here?

Vanja is almost 12.


Her school was closed (veterans day) and since one of her wishes for her B-day was to have a day with each parent, I gladly took her into the city to jump around.












For a little, little bit, it feels like you might be able to fly after all. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Wise words

























Saw this painting at the Met the other day. It's from around 1540, painted by Guillaume Budé. This man looks so serious and he is. Know what he's writing, in Greek, in his book?

This:
"While it seems to be good to get what one desires, the greatest good is not to desire what one does not need".

Now I can't stop thinking about what the 16th century man ( who looks like the missing link between Putin and Gerard Depardieu) tried not to desire. The lady next door? A new hat? More colorful clothes? The luxury of visible eye lashes and brows? A little bit of frivolity, in any form? His whole composure is that of someone who denies himself for higher reasons.

That quote seems so true and so annoying at the same time. So self-righteous and too good.

I wish he'd be wearing lots of vain items as he was writing this. As it is now, it just seems like he lived the way he learned and look where that got him. Posterity as the poster boy for nothing and nothing in moderation at that.

Then again, the issue of what one needs can be interpreted in many ways. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

The character I identify the most with in movies

Brad Pitt running on treadmill in Burn after reading.  And Janeane Garofalo in anything.
Treadmills suck (Brad Pitt in “Burn After Reading”)

I do this. All the time. I don't care if I look ridiculous, nothing beats this feeling.















Sometimes I even sing along. Am afraid this is especially true whenever I run to "Only Girl in the World."

I love this pic


Sunday, November 3, 2013

At MacDonalds






"When grownups are angry, it's because they're stressed out. 
When kids are angry it's because they're tired or hungry. "




So sweet with each other.



Watching the NYC Marathon



I bow down to all the heroes. 






The family runner, watching others run in the race he missed.


Deba. She placed second of all the woman runners. She was so fast, didn't get her feet. 


Our friend Cecilia watching the race. 


A pack of fierce awesome humans.


Dulce! So impressive. 


These 5 people each represented one of NYC's 5 boroughs (Manhattan won out of the 5).


Where have I seen legs like these recently? Oh right, at the Cloisters, where else?