There is a richness and intensity (and amazing fashionista skills) about the people in New York that I’ve oft mused to myself how much I would miss. …and more visible crazies. But (yes, I am generalizing), it feels that everyone here is hustlin’ in life in a crazy good way. Yesterday, on the 6 train, there was this kid who was just drawing people with highlighters and markers. Mainly because he was good at it, mostly for tips, sometimes just a gift for the stranger on the train. I commissioned him for one of these portraits and learned that he’s the quintessential New Yorker, born and bred in Queens, did some art school, worked in some galleries, now likes to ride the trains and do what he loves for tips. I would’ve loved to have the Nelson Mandela one for Clam but didn’t have enough cash on me.
Name: Kahiem Archer
Clam and I went to watch Allegiance with Lea Salonga and George Takei! I really liked the story, and ended up bawling during most of it (and internally adding onto my list of how to raise my kid differently than my childhood — because WWII was all about the Holocaust when I grew up). And for next week, Hamilton!