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Thursday

– photo by Mitch Waxman

What with the looming move to Pittsburgh coming up in just one week, and with Thanksgiving and everything else going on at the moment, a humble narrator is forced into taking a bit of a break this week. Single images will be greeting you, thereby.

Hopefully – next week, “normal” posts will return, but there’s a possibility that during the first week of December you very well might still be seeing single images here. As mentioned – a lot of balls are in the air and are being actively juggled at the moment. At any rate, I’ll definitely be posting about NYC and Newtown Creek through the end of the year, and possibly a couple of weeks into the new one. I’ve really been all over hill and dale, and the blasted heaths and concrete devastations, in the last month. Everybody is asking, so – yes, I plan on continuing to post here at Newtown Pentacle and no – I’m not changing the name. Things will transition over to Pittsburgh, and I’m hoping that y’all will stick with me as I learn about and experience my new home. It’s an extremely interesting place.

Pictured above is a Roosevelt Avenue based FDNY Firebox – which is one of those mundane bits of “street furniture” which are ubiquitous. Ubiquitous things exist in liminal space, which is owned by no one and only occupied temporarily by those passing through it. The brain does a lot of processing when you’re walking around, and the things you “notice” are ones which the brain has assigned a high spot in its visual pecking order to. Sex, danger, food – that’s what the brain wants you to look for. Attractive strangers, the weird guy in the army coat, that taco truck – that’s the normal thing to focus on. I’ve always made it a point of examining things which the brain renders invisible – ubiquitous stuff like fireboxes.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

November 24, 2022 at 11:00 am

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