Monday, May 26, 2008

New York Spring: Atlantic Avenue

This reminded me of the Troglodytes, Constanza's and my landlords on Flatbush Avenue: a family of pasty, mean, dangerously lumpish, low-browed creatures that made life a misery. Through the brick walls separating our houses we could hear them screaming and raging at each other. One summer the children, indistinguishable from one another in late teenhood, fixed a terrace for mom's birthday. It consisted chiefly of astroturf and later, dog turds. It was like looking out into the backwoods of a skeeter-infested bayou. Without the redeeming crawdads or birdlife.
Life has improved immeasurably.


  1. Now that's an interesting color, not often seen on this blog... ;-) But life has indeed improved. And it's only a start!

  2. Bummer, I meant material, not color...

  3. Material and colour are interesting. Not a real colour.


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