Christmas LightsChristmas Lights, Christmas WrappingTheyve hung the lights, all of them. Its rather blinding on the drive home, one house after the other boasting mechanical reindeer and Santas legs poking ominously from the chimney. I park down the block and, lo and behold, the jingle of my keys as I walk to my building is drowned out by an illuminated manger playing a tinny Adeste Fidelis.We have been spared snow so far this year, despite the threats of this mornings storm-white sky. Perhaps there were flurries while I was at work. I wouldnt know. Im not the one with the corner office. Tonight the Brooklyn streets are as black as ever, and bare, aside from the string of parked cars up and down the road and a snowman windsock that has escaped from someones front stoop and is blowing down the block. Tonights a good night.When I was little, maybe seven
Fairly Inscrutable“Fairly Inscrutable”When gravitationally pulled, the afterlifeseems to meet a young woman ready to love, portraits of alienation staggering at the center. The return looks at art, the upcoming history; beautytakes us to the suburbs, anywhere, in pursuit of conversation. Worldwide,the eye is thrilled, a storied history exquisite, driving the moment like one new year.