On my way to meet friends last weekend I stopped to make friends with a flower.

Pansy_KingSt_smlIf there’s a rose in Spanish Harlem, then there’s also a pansy in King Street.

In the midst of the ugly, there is beauty to be found. Even in the concrete of King St.

I know that you were probably disappointed that I wrote about Thoreau in my last post without including a single quote.

So easy to remedy.

“Decay and disease are often beautiful, like the pearly tear of the shellfish and the hectic glow of consumption.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Au premier coup d’oeil, by the way, means “at first glance”.