Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy New Year. Welcome, 2012!
I had a real spirit lifting on the first day of the new year. My brother and I headed out to Coney Island for the annual Polar Bear swim. It was just amazing. Really. It made this homesick California girl fall in love with Brooklyn all over again. My brother filmed the whole thing on his waterproof camera-- grizzled guys smoking cigars, hipsters, triathletes, mobs of men in striped bathing costumes circa the 1910's, pirates, mermaids. Moms, pretty girls in bikinis with their boyfriends, kids in bathrobes, drunk dudes, you name it, everyone was there. Afterwards we had noodles with pork belly and a fried egg..
It was a profound feeling of renewal, and blasting out the cobwebs of the old. In with the new. Happy New Year, y'all!