*A brief selection of remarks uttered to me in relation to the hatandscarf:
- "So then we -- could you take that OFF? It's kind of distracting, we're inside now." -- Javier
- "What the hell kind of papasmurf thing is that on your HEAD?" -- coworker, as if irritated by the hatandscarf's existence, though it by no means impacts his existence.
- "Maybe the new rule should be that when your coat is off, that comes off, too." -- Javier, who is fond of laying out new game plans.
- "You know, from across the room, I really didn't have a sense of the *length* of the scarf...It's kind of...like the Lorax, you know they make the *thneeds*, maybe you could get on that ~~"** -- different coworker. **To which one is compelled to reply, "Everyone needs a thneed!" thus immensely improving the work week.
Time for a break from (our) reality. This break brought to you by: the Domnican Republic:
|If you are hereX, you're standing in front of the remains of the first hospital in America (built 1503-1508)|
|from across the street it looks something like this|
beneath the pigeon archway
|A shadow of things to come|
|and to your right and above you is a wall, with many nooks|
|and in each nook, a pretty green parrot.|
|Aratinga Parakeet? Hispaniola Parrot? Unclear.|
|Just beyond is another whitewashed church|
|with a high relief Madonna and child|
|looking up the hill, with the church to our right. Oddly this felt somewhere between Philly and New Orleans|
|Notice for the eucharist|
|white church front with sky blue sky|
|Madonna behind a grated window|