NEW YORK SALON TRIP APRIL 27-29 2016
IMPRESSIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS
SUZANNE WRIGHT, NANCY SNOWDEN, CALLI GREENBAUM
Listen my friends to our tale most intriguing
Of salons that enlightened our minds and lent meaning
To topics as broad as divine intervention…
Dr. Hayes did transfix us with research based mention
Of Peter and Plato whose writings confirmed
That Origins matter where Divinity’s concerned.
Our senses were heightened at the law school at Yale
Enchanted by Ackerman’s constitutional tales.
Paul Bloom’s research notes a strong predilection
For moral decisions based on babies selections.
Yale’s ivy clad walls, architecture, and scholars
Set the tone for Big Apple salons and late hours!
We discovered quaint restaurants for our petite dejeuner
Mangia, so inviting, Bryant Park, Maison de K!
The Science House speakers shared incredible evidence
Transfixing our minds on Neurology/Artificial Intelligence
Who knew our Thomas and Patty had designed
Futuristic avatars to enhance their shrewd minds!
Their recommendation of Trattoria d’el Arte
Tempted our palates for antipasti so hearty
Hen of the forest sauteed mushrooms to die for
And delectable wine kept us asking for more..
But we kept our composure, took a walk on the High Line
Ate at Chelsea market, farm to table, so sublime.
Then on to Will Cotton’s through Chelsea we strode
Observed gentrified warehouses, and pristine roads.
Dr. Firestein enhanced our perceptions of the world
While in our mind’s eyes Will’s sweet paintings did swirl.
We were shaken by visions of Blackbird’s dark themes
A play of obsession and haunting extremes.
Christie’s objets des artes blew our minds when we toured
Being hyperaware of the scope of the absurd.
There were classics on view, artists famous for works
Which we strove to regard, being mindful and alert;
But the Hitlerian pose threw us over a landing
When intrigued, we regarded with thought, understanding.
Nancy continued with her kids to explore
A sober reminder at NY’s bedrock floor
The museum keeps the memory of those who were fallen
With compassion, respect; a tribute most solemn.
The awareness we gleaned on this voyage thru dimensions
Exhilarates, excites, invites humble comprehension
Of how wisdom and knowledge, when it’s shared among friends
Is a Noble Design, letting all souls transcend….
So fond thanks to a couple who open new doors
To topics we might have not pondered before.
These trips set new paths for those willing to dare
Now, here’s to the future, we’ll see you all there!