what we’re over

Bergdorf Goodman

Bringing you some pictures of the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows. This year they’re celebrating old New York institutions like the New York Philharmonic, and excess of course, there’s always excess. But I love it. 

I love the reflections I get in store windows, here, the trees of Central Park, other buildings, taxis, and a sneaky little “apple” icon.

We’re Over It

It’s the time of year when people make lists: lists of gifts for the ones they love, lists of things to do before the holidays, lists of people, and lists, for lists of ideas, for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s my list of things we are, or should be, over…

Patriarchy

Because it didn’t work

News about the Kardashians latest pregnancy, makeup brand, breakup, lawsuit, family feud…

Because it’s boring

Anyone’s entitlement, be it upper, lower, or middle class

Because no one is

Greenwashing 

Because we don’t like to be taken for fools

Greed

Because it’s ruining things, and we’re on to you

Tiffany & Co.

Quoting

This quote came from an invitation to a New Year’s Eve party. We’ve been asked to dress up as the Greek God or Goddess we most identify with. That, in itself has been an interesting exercise, finding the “right” one.

In the first reading, it reminded me of Ann Rand.

Superficially, it seems like something she may have written about her “heroic” subjects. Yet, it’s different. We really do have a “god thing” going on in this society. And it’s dangerous. Be it Rihanna, Meryl Streep, Bruce Springsteen, or Donald Trump, it’s not them, you know.

 

“You got to understand the god thing. It’s not magic. It’s about being you, but the you that people believe in. It’s about being the concentrated, magnified, essence of you. It’s about becoming thunder, or the power of a running horse, or wisdom. You take all the belief and become bigger, cooler, more than human. You crystallize.”

Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Anita

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