Today's our "monthly anniversary" (wedding date Feb. 27, so we always do something on the 27th of each month), when Helen and I would normally splurge on a nice dinner. This month we both hosted up dinners at home and talked to each other on the phone. That's not quite the same. However, Helen's exquisite touch with the US Postal Service ensured that an anniversary card arrived this evening (which I later learned that she purchased a month ago, almost as soon as she left). I'm pleased to report that my own card--more of a general greeting--came Helen's way yesterday.
Next weekend I'm going to visit, for July 4th and Helen's birthday on July 7. I can't wait! We're staying in NYC for two nights, and then spending our final night together in Danbury, Connecticut (where Helen's living this summer).
Yesterday, in New York, Olafur Eliasson and the Public Art Fund unveiled The New York City Waterfalls. These are four temporary falls (they come down in October), between 80 and 120 feet high, arranged at various junctures along the lower East River. Is it art? nature? both? It's probably too early to say, but so far the critics have been kind.
"The Gates of Central Park," in February 2005, was New York's last major public art event. Many people poohpoohed the pretentiousness of Christo and Jean Claude, but I liked the community spirit that the Gates engendered. (I've been blogging so long that I can link back to these old posts!) Looks like The Waterfalls will have the same effect in a larger, wetter pocket of the city. I'm looking forward to seeing them next weekend.