i was at the new york art fair last weekend, (more specifically, the armory show over on the west side in piers 92 and 94, not to be confused with the art dealers show at the armory on the east side, yes, but i know that is confusing, i think that is the whole point of having all these art fairs the same week all over town). anyway i saw marvelous things. whimsical things, serious things, gorgeous things, frivolous and unimportant things. it was jammed with all sorts of art appreciators as well. it really made me happy to get the chance to see all these fantastic creations from galleries all over the globe in one afternoon. dizzying, overwhelming but marvelous. i was reminded that art is important and art endures. and that i love art. do you? do you love art?
in other news, rainy weekend. all weekend. going to finish reading middlemarch by george eliot by next weekend even if it kills me. and it just might. it is so very very long. but so very very smart. anyway, happy weekend to you. xo, g
update: i am happy to report i did finish middlemarch on schedule. it is an amazing book. possibly the best novel ever written (at least virginia wolfe thought so). everything i ever needed to know about personality, effort, ethics, outcome, the complex web of society, it's all in there. so much so that i am now reading it again, spoiled for everything else. only this time, swishing through it on the ipad, much lighter than the book as the numerous pages are nearly weightless.