Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where the following items sit on the Whole Foods cashier's small counter top: stacks of paper bags, two receipts, a printed and laminated price code sheet, a handwritten note with the price codes for apples and pears and, under a 212ANSWERS.COM pen, a handwritten note—"Need to practice Love. Say I love you a lot, to your kids..."

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Where on the downtown express an older woman barks, "Move to the CENTER!" at a girl who is trying to read and underline Pedagogy of the Oppressed without falling over.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Where on the 42nd Street crosstown bus headed toward the Intrepid one veteran says to another, "I can't believe I made it, I just can't believe I made it," and the other responds, "That and 75 cents will get you the Daily News."

Where at the Momofuku Ssam Bar a man says to his son, "If you don't eat that I'll never forgive you... that's the best part!" and the young boy looks very seriously at his food.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Where one of the three men offering free advice next to Kimchee Taco on Astor Place asks, "Well, when you imagine your son's ideal Bar Mitzvah what does it look like?"

Where in the bathroom of the Silver Building one NYU student says to another, "I mean I guess sometimes analyzing literature is important but not really," and the other student laughs and say, "I know, right?"

Monday, November 7, 2011

Where three men take up six seats on the crowded downtown express.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Where a man makes dinner for himself and his youngest son and says to his wife as she leaves to take their older sons out to dinner, "this is what the world would be like of there were no women" and points to his plate.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Where the people are silent as they wait to pass through security into the courthouse at111 Centre street except for one man wearing headphones who sings in a low drone over and over, "My heart is torn... ask why I was born... Let off a clip from an automatic weapon..."

Where on the downtown express train during morning rush hour a woman with long, lustrous black-brown hair asks a woman with long, lustrous brown-black hair, "You know when you fall asleep on your couch and then wake up at 4:30 in the morning?" and they both smile at each other.