“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now,” King said over the speakers Monday. Well, yes and no. After buying 4 different homes during my married life, my personal experience is that online photos of houses and online tours cannot replace the actual experience of walking through a home. I always see homebuying sites as a first step and not the ultimate deciding factor.
She was also a great patron of the arts. In 1960, she commissioned the famed weavers of Surat to weave something worthy of her royal family. It is said that Ahilyabai herself attended to and contributed to the design of the first Maheshwari. The victim was identified as Javed Masih, a sweeper by profession. On the day of the incident, he had a scuffle with one Rafaqat Masih, over which, the latter hit the victim with a knife. As a result, he suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital.
I went to a shop and asked for a Dharmavaram. The nice salesman insisted that I buy a Kanjeevaram instead. When I could not convince him to show me one, I had to make up a little story. When the Time Traveler goes down into a dark, gloomy, hole to try to find his time machine, he finds himself being attacked by the Morlocks. He barely escapes out of the hole alive. After going to a very interesting palace, he makes a fire in the forest and they go back to the sphinx while being assailed by Morlocks.
So obviously, this city makes a lot of sense for me to live in. I can approach it all as one big list first 15th Street, then 16th Street, etc I can choose whatever self imposed parameters I like, different ways in which to engage. That’s one of the positives with lists: they’re arbitrary, they’re subjective, they’re just suggestions.
I know the woods lie behind the beans, but from my vantage point, I can only see the blue sky as a background for the leaves. When I turn back and swim the other way (I am swimming the sidestroke) I see the rose of Sharon and redbud and ornamental quince, which flowers prodigiously, but never produces fruit. As I swim under multiple mulberry trees, I ponder the wilderness of my heart..
Little Italy: North of Canal Street is Little Italy, a fast disappearing neighborhood being gobbled up by the area’s exploding Chinese community. Today, less than 10 percent of the neighborhood’s residents are of Italian ancestry and the heart of the district has shrunk to just three short blocks along Mulberry Street. Here, Italian restaurants and cafes line the street, with tables and striped umbrellas set out in warm weather.