I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.
— [The Zen of] Bob Ross
This is a window, and its reflection, in the Registry Room (a.k.a. the Great Hall) at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. I photographed this window two days ago. My maternal grandmother was likely to have looked through this window in 1928. I wonder what she thought as she gazed upon and through this window after having emigrated from County Mayo, Ireland. I will keep wondering this and possibly even dream up an answer.
These pictures were taken on my early evening walk yesterday in the Castle Hill neighborhood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where I live.
David Rakoff made these “party favors” for a friend (to learn more, click here). To see more of what David Rakoff made for his friends over the years, click here. I’d say David Rakoff tried, and then some, in his wonder-filled life on our planet.
I like to imagine myself in the chair on the left, David Rakoff in the chair on the right, when I listen to him in the archives.