Monday, June 7, 2010

A garden. I've stolen a garden.

Today I accidentally discovered a beautiful little garden between Avenues A and B.

"One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever. One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands alone and throws one's head far back and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unknown things happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one's heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun—which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. One knows it then for a moment or so...And it was like that with Colin when he first saw and heard and felt the Springtime inside the four high walls of a hidden garden. That afternoon the whole world seemed to devote itself to being perfect and radiantly beautiful and kind to one boy. Perhaps out of pure heavenly goodness the spring came and crowned everything it possibly could into that one place."

-- The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

{target t-shirt, cardigan and scarf, old navy skirt, second hand belt, keds}


Today was full of a lot of little city adventures - some as a part of my first day of NYC tour-guide training and some, like the garden, on my own. I also learned how to properly pour beer from a tap.

This past weekend was spent enjoying (mostly) lovely weather in the Berkshires where I got to drive my "new" Volvo which will be coming up to school with me in the fall.

Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play was the highlight of last week. It was a truly epic, moving, creative piece. Backstage gives a nice review. I got to see it the evening of the post show discussion and so I also got to meet Ms. Ruhl herself and get all starry eyed and tell her she was my favorite playwright (true) while she signed my playbill ;)

The photos from the show I was in in London (an adaptation of Kafka's Metamorphosis) also arrived. They are pretty sweet if I do say so myself. Perhaps I will share some soon.



  1. sorry I missed your welcome back post on June 3, when I saw your blog update in my reader I flipped out, yay she's back! Glad you enjoyed your time abroad, looks like you saw some amazing places and plays!

    good luck filling up the summer void, I too am not busy enough even with a job at a boutique and a small internship, still too much time on my hands for four months!

  2. Great location! I love your skirt.

    I'd love to see the pictures from your show :)