A My Private Coney project Flash non-fiction, brief moments and old memories of a city and mother's emotional and physical real estate disappearing at the speed of heartbreak.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
What I Stared At While Wondering ....
Then Why Are You Living Here?
Where: a tiny plane going from a tiny city back to New York
Who: two high-powered business people with accents from places I'm told I should be more open to
What They Said: #1 - I'm still getting used to it. Did you ride the subway when you lived in NY? #2 - no, not really...I wouldn't. There are um interesting people on it if you know what I mean. #1 - Ha ha.
What I Stared At On My Subway Ride Back from the Airport Wondering...
MY PRIVATE CONEY presents IT WAS HER NEW YORK, the short stories that accompany the work-in-progress video and photo collection of the same name (myprivateconey.com - media link - IT WAS HER NEW YORK). The stories and the media explore the tender rubble that holds both my mother, Florence's and New York's soul as one disappears into old age and the other into gentrification. All are real observations and/or experiences with very little tall-tale telling.
Except when it makes the story better.
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