Janna and I had a delightful weekend in Hoboken, New Jersey. Hoboken is a great city with a wonderful, intimate, small-town feel surrounded by massive urban areas like Jersey City and Newark and, of course, the center of the world — New York City — is right across the Hudson river. Hoboken reminds us of our hometowns of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Here’s a brief video of a wall mural from the Court Square subway station in Queens. I like the colors. I support public Art projects in public spaces. Video after the break.
Robert Frost won four Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry. He was an earthy icon and, in some eyes, an American shame, for the man could love only himself and not his children or his wife. I’m not sure if that’s a crime against himself, or his promises, but there is no denying the man was an original and he knew how to write and he knew what he was.
Marred by the mistake of genius, Robert Frost cared only for his poetry, and his legacy, and that’s why the new fascination with protecting Frost’s legacy on the page is so intriguing.