Pebble Beach

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I have a feeling that if I knew even the slightest thing about golf, this place would be thrilling. As it was, it was merely spectacular.

(Pebble Beach, CA)

The Fairest Way

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Grocery shopping via bike is one of my favorite small pleasures. It’s hard to buy more than you need, and being able to burn calories on the trip allows a little extra indulgence when it comes to the actual shopping. Win-win.

(Fairway Harlem, Manhattan)

Lamp/Bear

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Not as soft as he looks, but still cuddly.

(Untitled [Lamp/Bear] by Urs Fischer, Park Avenue, Manhattan)

Public Transit Displays of Emotion

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Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters is magnificent, but hard to read on the train. I picked it up for the first time in years this morning and wept on the 3 train. Missed my stop too.

Lest you think this display of emotion happens rarely, just yesterday I cried laughing on the 2 train. I was watching THE FOOT FIST WAY on my iPad. I think spit may have flown out my mouth and onto someone sitting nearby. Hopefully on clothing, not mouth. Sorry, ma’am.

My utter lack of “street face” is a bit embarrassing, but this kind of escapism sure beats getting annoyed by fellow passengers on a crowded train. Transcendence on the daily commute is not easy to come by.

Fruit Cart

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Shot this from inside a bank. I love these fruit carts even though I gotta admit I never buy from them.

I wish the reflection weren’t in the photo, but I’ll rationalize that it adds to the moment somehow.

(48 St & Madison Av, Manhattan)