Back in Brooklyn for another two nights. I came down to see Patty Griffin kick off the Celebrate Brooklyn bandshell season. She was quite good, but I wasn't close enough to be immersed in the music as I like, so while I enjoyed it, I felt distant. What do I want for $3.00 (suggested donation).
At any rate, the evening was lovely, like exquisitely chilled wine, producing just a slight frisson of coolness. The air was clear. The people sitting around me were not too noisy or anything, didn't talk too much through the music.
I am staying with John and Mel, my old building, and I can finally be here without feeling the loss and the wanting of my old apartment. Getting used to it. That's a relief.
Tonight is my book group and I will have likely read this month's assignment although I am no close to understanding what the point of The Brothers Karamazov is. I will do some internet research a bit later to see if I can get some insight. One of the B's is in the group and she, too, is challenged by this one. I can see Dostoevsky's brilliance as writer, but man, this is a tough read. I am enjoying listening to Crime and Punishment much more.
I suppose my other option is to listen to The Brothers Karamazov as I had long ago purchased (and forgotten) this from audible.com. We shall see.
Today is cooler, only getting up to 71 today and rain tonight.
So on with the day.
|Cooder and Emmy enjoying the porch.|