As I look at this drawing I’ve done of our rescue, Pumpkin, I realize it’s also part a goodbye piece (and peace) to New York City.   I won’t say goodbye for good, because one thing I’ve learned in life, is you never know what the future will bring. Back in the 1980’s, as a struggling artist, for instance, I could never have imagined such technology that could send my artwork around the world.

Back to my “Goodbye for Now” drawing of New York.  In doing the skyline in the background, I mixed clashing colors to build up a bluish gray.  As I was doing it, I realized, in a nutshell…that is how I think of New York.  A harmonious, luminous presence in the distance; up close, discord and noise.  Yes, in certain circumstances, the grace of dream of New York, can lend harmony to the noise.

I checked the weather forecast on my phone.  It said “Danbury”.  Yes, folks, it’s going to be Danbury all day today.

And here’s Pumpkin, sitting on a wall:

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