As I told you my new habitat is Brighton Beach, just a stretch of boardwalk down from Coney Island (home of the infamous 4th of July hot dog eating contest). To take advantage of my new surroundings, and because I feel compelled to do uncomfortable things that are good for me, I have started jogging.
Howl says the circus poster. I felt like howling myself, if I had the breath to, but luckily it’s an interesting stretch of boardwalk to torture yourself on: full of joggers and sunbathers and swimmers. Even at 7 AM on a Saturday morning, the old people had made their way down to the shore line for sunbathing and calisthenics.
Barnum and Bailey circus has set up their tents just past Coney Island and before a gorgeous old landmark that is now a roller rink. The man in front was sporting a very chipper boating outfit complete with ship’s captain hat.
Then, just as I was starting to feel really proud of my panting and puffing, I came across what appeared to be hundreds of penguins. It turns out they were triathletes in wetsuits. It was a little demoralizing, but not as much as seeing people three times my age jogging past me.
At this point you might be wondering whatever happened to that art blog I had been writing–me too. I can’t think why I’m dribbling on about my morning run except that all my mental space is currently occupied by my new job. Yesterday was my first day, and I left quite excited about some of the projects I will be working on. If you’ll bear with me a bit though, I have some lovely interesting art posts that I’m working on as well.