Well, I got back to New York just in time for the earthquake and the hurricane. My apartment in Greenpoint was only one block away from the mandatory evacuation zone, with what looked like a likely possibility of flooding and the nearest dry land being two miles away. My roommate Sonya and I prepared for the worst, but we wanted to stay since we can both get a lot of work done on a stormy day stuck at home. Sonya Kitchell is a very talented musician and I love listening to her practice while I’m painting in my room. (Download a free song by Sonya here)
We went out and bought some wine, stocked up on drinking water and food, and ate a cozy dinner while we listened to the rain beat down on our skylights. I spent the weekend painting and listening to Sonya play her new piano. When the storm passed, our neighbors brought over all their hurricane provisions and we had two more nights of feasting and merriment before the city resumed it’s usual fast pace and we all went back to work. We’re all grateful that the storm didn’t do more damage around here, especially with the huge waste water treatment plant on the banks of Newton Creek around the corner (yuk).