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…
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
Because we don’t like to be taken for fools
Because it’s ruining things, and we’re on to you
Tiffany & Co.
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