Happy: April 2006 Archives


Two summers back I passed this guy's lofty perch on 8th Avenue at least ten times a week on my way to and from the Cancer Center, but last year I never saw (or heard) him once. Two days ago I noticed his shriek, after leaving White Colums on Horatio Street, while still almost two blocks away.

The sidewalk vendor below the bodega could hardly have been indifferent to the loss of the parrot's raucus companionship. He may not be as pleased by the bird's return as Barry and I were. The year before last he had told me, when I asked about his colorful neighbor: "damn thing never shuts up!" Still, I'd like to think they had developed some form of comity, especially now that they're back together.


We met fifteen years ago today. It was the best thing that ever happened to me.

four yellow wild strawberry blossoms in the lawn this morning

I started this blog four years ago today. It succeeded more than eight months of emails sent to friends after September 11. It never would have happened and wouldn't continue without the patient wizard.


Difference is always special, even on Park Avenue. No, especially on Park Avenue.


[seen on the platform of the 8th Avenue Canal Street station]

happy shop window on Bleecker Street

[I forgot to document the identity of the beautiful store, but for the story of these little critters themselves, see last year's post]

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