It’s the little things in life that bring forth great joy on a humid Friday in June.
Before work this morning, the dog and I were chillin’ in Central Park in the shadow of the Guggenheim Museum; sipping our iced coffee (sans cannoli) when we were approached by a surly young couple from Manitoba, Canada (who “hate New York City and all things to do with commercialism in America” – even though they both were wearing the new Dick Tracy/Apple wrist watches. Also, I didn’t give rat’s ass what they thought as I just wanted to sip a cool coffee in peace with my dog – but they told me anyway.)
Yet they still asked for directions to one of “New York’s typical boring museums.”
Well, my first instinct was to say G.F.Y.S, but I refrained (as I already had my morning coffee.)
Instead I told them The Guggenheim – which by the way was right behind us – was holding a special exhibit of Confucius’s Scrolls.
This piqued their curiosity. I told them there was an archaeological dig which unearthed some of the more saucy and sexy of his sayings.
This really piqued their interest now.
They actually believed me when I said the expedition was funded Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, so it’s considered “modern art”.
They asked again where the Gug’ was located.
So, the dog and I pointed behind us – to the big-ass ROUND building on 5th Ave that has “Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum” scrawled across it.
“Oh, OK, cool.” said the dude as he typed something into his Dick Tracy/Apple watch.
Then his gal pal asked if I “bothered to go in and see it” with an air of haughtiness.
“Oh yes,” I retorted, as the dog looked at me as if to say WTF?
“Yes, I did. You see the scroll which has caused a great stir amongst the papal crowd as it’s quite popular.”
“Hmmm?” they both hummed. “Why? What does it say?”
With a straight face, I warbled in my most distinguished east coast urbanite tone: “Confucius say – Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.”
They looked at me and the dog for a moment, said their thanks, then reluctantly asked for directions to the Met’.
Duley Noted Dog Walks