Smashing Pumpkins


* During the first song performed by Billy Corgan I cried. It was unexpected, bittersweet and beautiful:  “Disarm you with a smile, and cut you like you want me to cut that little child inside of me and such a part of you, oh the years burn“.

* John McCain died this past weekend, shortly before his 82nd birthday. His mother of 106 years old outlives him. Never met him personally but I admired him. Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been asked to give eulogies on his funeral. Current president is “persona non grata“.

* We rode our bicycles to Brooklyn Bridge Pier and took a ferry to Governor’s Island. Met up with Kathryn, Penelope, Harriet and Mike. Some band was playing music from the 1920’s. For lunch we had jamaican jerk chicken. Rode our bikes back to Brooklyn. Summer sunday fun in the sun.

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