What a day!
Had a delightful lunch with my cool editor at FOX Business, Lauren. Only in New York can you pass Porky Pig distributing brochures as well as groups of sailors on your way to lunch. Fantastic.
Followed that with a leisurely stroll through Anthropologie in Rockefeller Center. That store is such a feast for the eyes.
And then came a more refined feast for the eyes — MOMA. I went right to the permanent collection and stopped and took in anything that caught my attention. I hadn’t seen their Monet’s Water Lilies in quite a long time and I had an amazing reaction when I turned the corner and came upon it. It’s a triptych and it envelops you immediately. I sat on the bench and let it wash over me. It brought tears to my eyes, which surprised me because for a while it had become so overexposed that it was almost cliche. The other piece that captivated me more than the last few times I saw it was Christina’s World by Wyeth. So striking. From the description: The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist’s neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, “was limited physically but by no means spiritually.”
As if that wasn’t enough cultural and sensory stimulation, I then met a dear friend at the Paley Center for a taped showing of a stage production of Hamlet with Richard Burton. My friend is, to put it mildly, a huge fan of Hamlet and I am an amateur, so it was great to get his perspective and feel his passion for it.
What a night!