Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Day at The Met

Today me and Evie ventured down to "museum mile" to go the The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We met up with other friends there; Frank, Mary, and Susan.  To say the museum is huge is an understatement.  There's only so much walking this body can do before getting wiped out.  We did see some Vermeer's, which Ev wanted to see, and Susan, too.  Other artists of the period, nothing that interested me in the least.  Rodin sculptures, and many other sculptures that I didn't photograph, and we didn't seem to linger too long in one spot, but kept on walking.   We did see one new exhibit in its entirety, and that was The Plains Indians: Artists of the Earth and Sky.  Beautiful bead and leather work, drums and fans, and head dresses.  Most everything was behind glass, so getting a decent shot was tricky, and the museum was quite dark.  Used a high ISO to adjust my exposure.  Sorry I don't have the exact description of each of these items, but most are self-evident.   Click on any pic to go to the page where you can see them enlarged.

For a break we all went to the cafeteria for a cup of coffee, which cost $3.75.  I was somewhat appalled. The we walked through art again, and found our way outside where there were chairs to sit on, and the sun to soak up.  I bought a frank and a bottle of water from one of the vendors outside, and it cost 75 cents less than the coffee.
Soon it was time for all of us to go our separate ways.  Me and evie came back home, and had a pizza at her place.  We're worn out, but all in all, it was a good day.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Blue Dream

Blue Dream

Windows turns blue beneath
a Finnish summer sky
and magpies make way with my jewelry.

The waters turn blue down the
Southern Peninsula, making my toes exquisite.

Blue Curacao.

A painting dressed in chiffon blues
hangs upon the wall.

My mind feeds on a blue cloud of smoke,
my body is effervescent

Blue-eyed cats sit in repose
against a Spring day, screen mesh
dotted with rainbows.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

check in

I see I didn't post a word for March.  Too caught up in my own aches and pains to put out anything of worth.  I finally got those drains out, of course, and then spent a few weeks having to put a wet to dry dressing on the incision by my belly button because it wasn't healing well.  Was able to stop doing that a couple of days ago.
I have barely left the house except to go to the doctors.  In a huge amount of discomfort that doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon.
Damn this reconstruction anyway.  Should've stopped at the mastectomy, and have done with it.  Spilt milk.