"in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles"
- "Having a Coke with You"by Frank O'Hara
A tidbit of one of my favorite poems! It is especially more beautiful when O'Hara himself reads it himself here. I took my last final today (150 neuroscience questions in just 30 minutes!), and so I'm glad to say that I've officially completed my first semester of college! Time really does fly, and I'll be so sad when freshman year comes to a close because it's been so rad. Nonetheless, it is so, so, so wonderful to finally have absolutely zero academic work to do for the next 6 weeks! Besides spending my time with my loved ones, I cannot wait to just kick back and relax. The pile of books I've put off to read has been waiting for me all semester.
After my final, I headed out with David and Preems to the holiday shops at Bryant Park, the New York Public Library (Schwarzman building), Grand Central, and Rockefeller Center. Also took a detour to St. Patrick's Cathedral which is sadly still in restoration, but nonetheless extremely beautiful on the inside despite the scaffolding. I felt like such a tourist, but these NYC landmarks never get old.
Liliana Porter's Disguise
Liliana Porter's La Linea (The Line)
Paul César Helleu's astronomical ceiling. The constellations appear backwards as though the artists purposely painted them in reverse.
Grand Central's 12th Annual Holiday Train Show! The models were so picturesque and lifelike.
The 76-foot Norway Spruce at Rockefeller Center
Hope all of you have a wonderful and happy holiday :-)