A KNIFE, A FORK, A BOTTLE AND A CORK

by angeliska on August 16, 2006


Summer – Weegee
Start spreading the news..
It’s true- we’re coming to New York for a visit:
August 23rd – September 2nd
A week and a half of hot fun in the summertime-
with any of you lot that dwell in the region, I should expect.
I would love to frolic with you there, oh yes indeed-
so! Get me your digits if I don’t have them already, yes?

Heatspell, 1938 – Weegee
Oh yeah, and where are we staying?
With you? On your fire escape?
With your little brothers and your kitten?
I know it’s hot, but we’re very nice and tidy
and we’ll cook for you and clean up afterwards
and also bring you flowers.
The following are on the official list to-do:
1. Carnivorous plant hunting with my honey in the Pine Barrens-
“…a haunted place where the blood red waters of the Mullica River rise in the bog of a New Jersey town…. The cedars that line the river banks stain the waters their deep color. Stunted pitch pines stand motionless, their shallow roots anchored precariously in gleaming white stands. Silence reigns.”
-Helena Mann-Malnitchenko from her memoir, “A Haunted Place”
2. Hunt the Jersey Devil.
3. The Neue Gallerie -and the Cafe Sabarsky!
4. The Cloisters
5. Noguchi Museum
6. I won’t get to see Kiki and Herb, but you should!
7. Coney Island
8. Rice to Riches!
9. Snatch up these lovelies.
10. Obscura!
11. Whatever else you suggest.

Mother and Son – Weegee
I feel a bit like both of these lately- creaky and freaky.
Weegee’s photos tell me so much.
He was a friend of my grandmother’s-
he dedicated one of his books to her.
She was a photographer too.
In a week (!) we’ll be strolling under the gingkos
and eating at the takoyaki stand
(even though I promised Amelia I wouldn’t
eat octopi anymore because they are
so intelligent..)

I need Rejuvenation Station:
❦ bookstores overflowing onto the street
❦ comfortable strangers
❦ old friends
❦ strange new dances
❦ kir royale
yonah schimmel’s knishes
❦ sitting in the park
❦ dinner with you

One comment

[…] Jean Goldstick Polacheck, was photographer in New York in the 40’s and 50’s, and was good friends with Weegee, and Stieglitz and all those guys. She was working for Cue Magazine, taking pictures of Zero Mostel during his show at El Morocco. If […]

by Angeliska Gazette › MAGIC WINDOWS #2 on September 7, 2009 at 11:44 pm. Reply #

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