Oddments

Obviously things very gloomy in the US nowadays.

So, trying to make the best of things, I walk with a friend through Central Park

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where a very dead old white chap stands out in the cold. We go to The Metropolitan Museum where there are always guaranteed delights.img_6643

A Gaugain that was new to me. What lovely contrasts of light and shade! What nice sound shapes. How splendid to focus so specifically on mangoes and flowers.

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Ah, Matisse! Palm trees! Simplicity.

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What batty colorings. How absurd the uplooking eyes! When I was thirteen I thought this sort of look very splendid.

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Trees on Long Island

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a cat coolly observing our folly

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Good stuff to eat at Sarabeth’s bakery

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and love conquering all – we hope!

 

The Dark Alchemy of Black Radish

For some reason there was something darkly glamorous about the billowing green tarp cavern where the root vegetables dwell…

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what do you do with black radish except wonder at its spooky, strange

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glorious roots.

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Some green things

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and back to those roots like nerves spreading…

img_6551Last an overall view!

 

Hygge

 

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Apparently the Danish word ‘hygge’ – pronounced hoogah – was chosen one of the trending words of the ill-fated year 2016. It has to do with cosiness and comfort and how to survive a long cold winter. Candles – a soft, kind, romantic light. Chatting with friends.

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Chatting with friends about books. Finding faces in cookies…

Books – to escape into different worlds without the use of technology.

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Walking and bicycling – exercise and transportation rolled into one – no pollution either.

Knitting – most therapeutic and producing endless cosy wooly hats for which there may or may not be takers….

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It all sounds splendidly friendly and lazy and not striving at all…

Home made soup, perhaps and paper whites at the window.

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porridge

oatmeal

etc etc

I’m sure comfort also lies in having access to health care etc etc…

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I discover I am wonderfully in tune with the times and didn’t know it.

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Happy New Year!