Saturday, September 12, 2020
The old receipt.
Opened a drawer in my desk and at the back found a yellowing Amex receipt. 27 coming on 28 years old so almost an antique. Amazing it wasn't shredded long ago . Dinner for three - with wine - at Windows on the World came to $184 plus a tip of $36. If my hazy memory serves me correctly the view was better than the food. The two gentlemen I ate with worked on the 90th floor of the South tower. In those days they were young enough to be considered up and comers. If things had gone as planned they'd be retiring this fall or next. I shall have this dust gathering discovery framed.
Loic is here. Today he is doing something with a watering can in a flower border. Usually he blows leaves but today he is doing whatever it is he's doing with great determination.
Sophie leaves Loic alone with his watering can and heads off with me on a tour of the village.
The pictures are unpacked. All have arrived safely. A picture of a Forfarshire landscape in autumn.
A jolly and colourful composition by an Edinburgh artist.
And a picture by a French fauvist artist that should be a warning against buying on whim in an online auction. The colours are strident. So too the brushwork.
This is charming : https://youtu.be/qUD2GxTeVcI