THINGS I CARE ABOUT TODAY:
Public parks, like the Hudson River Park. I love that on a gorgeous day like today, my neighbors and I can step away from the chaos of the city, listen to the water lap at the piers, and watch boats go by.
Public art, like whatever the hell this thing is in the meatpacking district across from the Apple store.
Hilarious signs in the windows of gay and drag bars on Christopher Street.
Good wine. This is a sign outside of a new wine shop in my neighborhood. It might as well be the Palace motto.
Secular thrift stores, like Housing Works. Its mission is to “end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS.” Unfortunately these efforts are vitally necessary, because my city, state and federal governments have shown themselves to be indifferent at best, and contemptuous at worst, about seriously addressing these epic human tragedies. (Unlike religiously affiliated organizations like The Salvation Army, the finances of Housing Works are transparent: you can see their financial disclosures here.)
If I need something, I go there. A flower vase ($2). A summer skirt ($12). A picture frame ($6). A wine rack ($20). If I have something in my closet I haven’t worn in over a year, I donate it there. Win-win-win.
Happy kittehs in store windows.
THINGS I DO NOT CARE ABOUT TODAY:
Have a lovely evening.