“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." William Shakespeare
|Spring in the Park|
Back to “civilization.” Boy, I guess I am becoming a real city slicker snob. Coming home, it was a boon to my soul to walk most mornings in my Park (Central), and see the blossoming of spring, literally. I am so blessed!
|Sping time @ Sojourn!|
Catching up with a woman with whom I coordinated the ESL program at YearUp years ago in Boston was a treat. We met recently on a very snowy day. This evening was a taste of spring at my Sojourn. In touching base last fall we found we were in the same neighborhood in NYC! It was wonderful having a friend join me as I met her new beau, and caught up on some amazing projects they are doing. I wish them well, and look forward to watching their progress. Of course, I stayed for my Monday night music with Keren and the Sugar Daddys.
|From Stoop to Nuts blog; Kurt Gertsman|
Since it was the second week of the month, I headed down to the Cornelia Street Café in the Village to enjoy Thomas Pryor’s “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts.” My first experience attending one of Tommy’s storytelling events, in January, had this close knit group of people reeling from the death of a man I wish I had known. From this particular evening’s program: “Kurt Gerstman a close friend of Cornelia Street Café and Stoops to Nuts died suddenly earlier this year. He was scheduled to do this show, and he will. We’re honoring Kurt in a showcase tribute featuring a short film by Dean Dacian.” Cornelia Streets Cafe’s owner, Robin Hirsch, joined the tribute by repeating the wedding toast a beloved Uncle gave at his wedding many years ago. It was poignant and fitting. (This Uncle was bunkmates with Anne Frank’s father at Auschwitz.). Besides the beautiful film, Robin Gelfenbien and David Noven rounded out the evening of stories. I will be following Robin. She has an interesting career, and also hosts a monthly storytelling series, “Yum’s the Word” which features homemade ice cream cake! It was a beautiful night.
As I love continuing my traditions, I was joined by my Library Friend at Marie’s (Crisis) for an hour or so. I love sharing my favorite places with friends. Rounding up my night at my Sojourn for Tuesday night music with Gus et al, surrounded my neighborhood friends, was the icing on my cake!
|My classroom..Grand Central|
Trying to get comfortable, and really learn my new Mac Air (so afraid to leave my trusty little Acer PC laptop behind..), I signed up for a 3 day online course through Creative Live. Good idea in theory, I got lost almost immediately. I also had a wonderful one to one class at the Apple store in Grand Central. I will figure it out. God know, this will be “easy” compared to all the other things I have had to figure out, especially in the last two years.
|Videology's "party" room|
|Drom Drunken Shakespeare's website|