Yes, the weather has cooled. Not the zeal of the protesters. Just the weather. I don't have that prickly heat feeling any more. Thank Goodness.
We spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum. Here's our armchair review - Childe Hassam: American Impressionist, overrated painter and the exhibition is way too big. Not that there weren't paintings we enjoyed. We did. It just took SO LONG to get through the exhibition. It could have been half as big and twice as effective. Andy Goldsworthy on the Roof , nice but not well suited to the location. Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century, interesting, fun & NAUGHTY. The snuff boxes alone are worth a visit. August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century, BRILLIANT. Such an interesting photographic exhibition. After a (much needed) break at the American Wing Cafe, we also looked at the permanent collection of American Paintings. Fascinating collection.
We ate dinner at Gobo, a vegetarian restaurant on Avenue of the Americas at 8th Street. Delicious. Courteous service. And they provide a wheat-free menu on request! Wow. Did I like that? You better believe it. Later, we went to see Outfoxed This documentary is very well put together. More easy to follow than Bush's Brain (which, you may remember, we saw last night), and even more disturbing. The problem I see with these movies is that, in general, they're preaching to the converted. Who else is going to see them? They do get us fired up, though, and it makes us want to take some kind of action.
So tomorrow the action we're going to take is to Walk the Line, a single-file UNEMPLOYMENT line of 5,000 people, stretching from Wall Street to 31st Street along Broadway, holding pink slips. A silent protest. From 8:13 a.m. to 8:31 a.m. We'll be hoping for a peaceful protest. Then a couple of more knitting shops and then, well, time to go home. I'll sure miss Timothy. Pray for peace tomorrow.