Met Museum- Finally got to finish the European Design Galleries. Though I might not put any of this in my house, I am amazed by the design and craftsmanship. Just wonderful. Galleries 550, 553, 554, and the bottom four are from 556
Strange Loop won a Tony and a Pulitzer. While I think this provocative and timely play is well written, interesting and has a wonderful lead, I had trouble hearing all the lyrics as they were sung. In this particular musical, you need to hear what is being said, because the thoughts and ideas are very powerful. I’d never seen the whole of the music documentary the Last Waltz, about the last concert by The Band. Really well done and the music is amazing, plus the final song features Ringo, Dylan, Van Morrison etc…However, speaking from a 2022 lens, the doc shows a Confederate Flag and Joni Mitchell culturally appropriating a Native American necklace. Should the thought police cancel it? There’s a new edition of Persuasion out, curated by Barbara Heller. It includes ephemera, actual letter and such. I was thrilled to hear the author discuss the process and her and another Austen scholar get into a little tussle about a scene…I love a good literary argument.
Christmas Trees for sale vs My favorite Christmas Tree at the Met
This pasta was magnificent- Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms and Summer Truffle from Nonna Dora, which is my new bribe place to take my husband to after I make him see some sort of artsy film In fact- he now wants to go to the movies on the off chance we can eat hear. The other is a souffle pancake from Flippers and it is just delightful. Light and ethereal.
In other news- I watch Welcome to Wrexam, which is a reality show about entertainers Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny and their purchase of a Welsh football (soccer) club. On the episode I watched the other day, the Wrexam coach is in a cafe and orders breakfast. The waitperson asks: “Do you want sauce with that? Ketchup?” So another layer to add to the condiment/sauce debate…
Gratitude and mindfulness: 12/3/22