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November 07, 2002
a little pool.

Somebody left an inflated baby swimming pool right in the middle of Broadway this morning. It has a yellow rim, a blue floor and the sides are decorated with pictures of many little balloons. There is no water in the thing, but it is nicely inflated and waiting for the next rain shower. I wonder how long it will last. The TV on 95th stayed there for about a week or so. The Vacuum cleaner across the hair salon in the 50th street downtown 1/9 subway station was there for maybe two weeks.
The city is a great source of some wonderful stuff. My new 17" (Viewsonic) Monitor just waited for me next to the trash shoot one morning. One of my once favorite orange wool sweaters came with some tissue paper, as it was freshly dry cleaned and just put on the steps in front of my building. The best reading lamp, a very nice chrome model waited for me on the upper East Side once.
My non English speaking parents once found nice planks of wood and my built a whole kitchen counter for me while I was at work. It was a beautiful piece that turned half of my living room into a gourmet laboratory for my mom. I had to take it apart as soon as I returned from bringing my parents to the airport. The wood was good and there was writing on the underside of one of the shelfs. Somebody thought they could make a point by writing in chalk: "Donít take. These are my doors.Ē
There might be writing on the underside of that baby-pool for all I know.

Comments

I think I finally understand, at this point at least : ) there is so much, so very very much in this world so much good, and kind and love and abundance of joy along with everything else of course, but it's a joy and peace within that spreads outwards in its intensity I fear it will burst and take me with it. It's very very sweet, even the black snow thank you for your writing and little stories they always bring some laughter each morning. Thank you for being such a kind person. : ) and for sharing.

Posted by: T on November 7, 2002 03:20 PM

oh, thank you so much for the kind words. I do not know how this all works but I just keep encountering wonderful moments. I wish I could share more, of course.

Posted by: Witold on November 7, 2002 08:06 PM

witold, this story is hilarious. thanks for the laugh.

Posted by: b on November 8, 2002 12:45 AM

that is my pool, but you can use it. your are welcome for the monitor also.

I keep loosing things like these since i have no doors to close on my house.

Posted by: griff on November 8, 2002 04:15 AM

; )
I am sure there is more that can be lost and found.

Posted by: Witold on November 8, 2002 07:48 AM
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