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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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New York Day

An insistent alarm siren, rather like the blasting signal,  sounded two weeks ago and all the tunnelers scrambled out of their various burrows and assembled at the Chase Bank across the road and at the corner of 96th Street.  After  ten minutes or so, they sauntered back underground. One of them thought there had been some problem in the Tunnel but I suspect it was just a drill. Anyway, it occurred to me that, while the MTA was most properly solicitous of its employees’ safety, what of the pedestrians on the sidewalks and the residents of the buildings poised above the excavation? This week, the exercise was repeated. But this time there were four fire engines in attendance!

Tunnellers assembled

Tunnelers assembled

. . . . .  But in Central Park all was lazy and  serene

 . . . .cool duck . . .

. . . .cool duck . . .

 

. . . on a languorous day .. .

. . . languorous day (cool chick?) . . .

 

. . . . . .

. . . . . .

 

 idyllic place for a nap . .

idyllic place for a nap . .

 

The click of the camera on the still air caught the napper napping!

. . .  the loud click of the camera on the still air caught the napper napping!

 

. . . . cool sculpture in an enclave cut off from the main park by the 97th Street transverse--rarely visited except by the local dog owners.

. . . . cool sculpture in an enclave cut off from the main park by the 97th Street transverse–rarely visited except by the local dog owners.

 

Hippos sighted in a children's playground in the park

Hippos sighted in a children’s playground in the park.

 

Street vendor on Broadway.

Street vendor on Broadway.

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2 Responses

  1. As always, I feel as if I was with you, walking …. Most enjoyable . Nereida

  2. Two white unicorns !

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