Vacation Over Blues

This photograph by James Hill was in the Times yesterday. There are just so many amazingly talented people in the world. Look at this. It was from a story about Russia, I believe.

The mini-vacation I gave myself ended yesterday, so it’s back to work today. I’m so blue. Plus it’s a cold, rainy, cheerless day, weather-wise. My carpet will be returned this morning, all nice and clean, so there’s that. Sigh. I need something to cheer me up. A nice surprise or something. Good news about something. Something!

Oh, before I forget, there were lilacs all over the place in New Paltz, and they smelled how lilacs are supposed to smell. You get anywhere near them and you get a blast of their wonderful scent. So, it’s just Manhattan and Brooklyn lilacs that are, alas, sub-standard.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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