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Small Moleskine Plain Paper
Zebra Fine Brush Pen & Pitt Brush Pen

Sound asleep.

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The day after surgery, Thursday, the dressing was removed. When I noticed that my eye was open – it has a mind of its own – I covered the good eye and immediately exclaimed as to how much better my vision is. Yay! Not perfect but the eyeball will take awhile to resume its proper shape (hey! Shape Up over there) and live up to the expectations of its improved condition. It is so much better. Happy camper am I.

Benedicte and I walked over to Burger Heaven and had breakfast for lunch. We zig-zag walked up to Madison Avenue, stopped into a gallery neither of us had ever been in and discovered, on the 2nd floor, some Chagalls, a Picasso drawing and a couple of Buffet paintings that were charming and not flowers. We ended up in The Met Breuer, checked out every floor, liked some things, got some ideas from other things. Benedicte was still taking care of me even though I seemed to be back to normal. I assured her that I was ok to take a bus to Penn Station by myself. I had orders to text as soon as I arrived home. Strange to say: it was actually a fun couple of days with almost no stress. As I was being wheeled into the operating room on Wednesday afternoon, the patient before me, already with a dressing covering one eye smiled a big grin at me and gave me a “thumbs up”. That’s how things went.

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Walking wounded. Had some surgery yesterday, cataract extraction and a bonus that I can’t spell right now. Hard to spell with one eye open. It was in the city so Benedicte, the angel, and I stayed in a hotel for the night. Before the appointment I had time to do some sketching in MoMA. Pre-surgical sedative. After the surgery we called for an Uber and had the most delightful and interesting driver ever – he came here from Bangladesh eleven years ago and is currently in college. We checked into the hotel, stowed our belongings and walked to 8th and 34th for dinner (I had been fasting all day) at Tick Tock Diner. Then we took our hotel vouchers, for 2 drinks, to Pennsy and we sketched the drinking crowd. Pretty nice place, not too boisterous. Pssst Benedicte had my drink. Mandatory self-portrait followed.

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I met up with the weekday NYC Urban Sketchers in The Met some weeks ago. We sketched in the newly reopened musical instruments, etc. galleries.

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The train ride is usually too bumpy and the cars sway back and forth. This time things lined up perfectly. There was standing room only and I didn’t notice or care about the bumps and sways.

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Last month I had to go into the city, my appointment was an hour later than usual, but, because I’m at the mercy of the train station parking lot and in competition with the commuters, I was on the train at a totally too early hour. This is the reason why I found myself upstairs in Penn Station in the Amtrak area leaning against a pillar sketching commuters and/or vacationers. Ha! I have found another rich lode of fresh meat.

It was still very early but my recent appointment routine is to get on the M4 bus which goes uptown via Madison Avenue. I get off at the 52nd Street stop and walk to Cafe Europa on the next block. I’ve convinced myself that having a proper breakfast makes for a better, easier, happier, more sociable me who doesn’t care how long I have to wait. If I also have a lot of time to kill while having that breakfast and if there is a sketch to also be had, well, yay yay yay.

Afterwards I walked up to MoMA and discovered that there was a Gallery Conversation scheduled for 1:30 in an exhibition I hadn’t seen yet. Again, a little time to kill. I scoped out the exhibit – liked some things, shook my head at others – and then joined up with Kerry who was leading the gallery talk. By now you all know that I don’t care very much if people stand in front of me.

I checked out the rest of the museum, lingering or just passing through the various galleries. Some things just do not call to me. I admit that I probably don’t “get them” but if it doesn’t grab me by the heart and drag me clear across the room I don’t pay too much attention. By now I was getting weary and my feet were yelling so I decided to go to the cafe on floor 2 and see what I could see. Heh heh. Invisible. That’s what I must be.

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I was in the Met cafeteria one day a couple of months ago. It was late and there was a group of museum employees in front of me. Some kind of facilitator was taking them through some exercises. Yawn.

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