jolie laide

jolie laide

I started this when I lived in Brooklyn and struggled for grace in a city that grants moments of beauty and ugliness breathtakingly close to one another. Now I live in a place where things are a different kind of ugly and the beauty is pedestrian. I struggle with that.



Blogger Dr. S said...

extra, extra good.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous The Extra Man said...

Dr. S. has the right of it.

8:35 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

thanks! this is just more from my walk from office to subway yesterday.

em, you just like anything with "extra" in it!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous dagger aleph said...

It's rare that something moves me. But this moved me.

12:35 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

dag, then I will cop to what this was. It was a final flare for an ebbing relationship.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Dr. S said...

how do you know, ttractor?

4:39 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

ah, please, Dr S, I am leaking too much already. oh--I see--I mean this post was my final flare.

But I am so glad that the sun is brilliant, that tiny birds are hop hopping along the cut glass on top of the fence, because that means I have one less thing to struggle against.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Dr. S said...

okay, okay, I get it. Sorry that I was dense earlier. I kept trying to think, "Did she know that someone had left graffiti for her?" "Did she leave the graffiti for someone else?" I couldn't make sense of it, and so I figured that you were talking about someone else, which confused me all the more, because I thought maybe you were writing about knowing that someone else had written that for, um, someone else.

So, let's just say definitively and comprehensively, I'm sorry, and I wouldn't have asked you to leak anything.

I will post a happy graffiti-related post for you this evening. It will be for you. So just you wait. I have to earn my April 2 writing time with some actual scholarly work, but by midnight there will be something there, and it will be dedicated to you because I was thinking of your "look up!" "look down!" suggestions when I went out with my camera earlier.

8:41 PM  

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