Meanwhile, something completely different from that...
My sister Sarah, an actual working artist, invented a thing we do called "Art Safari." I've written about it before.
We grab our cameras and drive or walk around some downtown or another.
It's all rather silly. We look at stuff through the viewfinder and laugh a lot.
Still, the physical act of focusing encourages a metaphoric focusing on what's right in front of us.
It's an exercise in seeing rather than just looking. A useful practice for a writer as well as an artist.
There's stuff to see if you just keep your eyes open.
The gang took taxis and subways, saw shows and shoes, walked Times Square and wandered museums. It kind of felt like every activity was going to be retold with the preface, "Back before the Pandemic, you could..."
Anyhow, wandering at will through the chic-chiciest of boroughs, especially wandering with artistic types like my companions, made me look twice or three times.
A few highlights of what caught my eye...