Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Rustic Romp or Urban Rumble?
Yesterday, departing American Girl with my daughters in the pouring rain, we began to pick our way through the wet and the dark (at 3:00!) up 48th Street toward 8th Ave. As we passed a parking garage, a loud fight broke out, first of words, then of fists.
We shifted into reverse, me averting my eyes, until we saw a police officer sauntering toward the garage. When we heard no further commotion, we carried on, eventually reaching our destination.
Some hours before the rumble, when the day was light, we had walked past an Anthropologie store, where a curious candelabra in the vitrine caught my eye.
"Fabled" this moment may have been, if only because the candelabra depicted a few Aseop's Fable-y animals piling on top of each other for what Anthropologie calls a "rustic romp."
We kept moving forward, my daughters ignoring the pottery animals, but the unusual design stayed with me enough to look it up on line.
In this New York Juxtaposition, I'll take the Rustic Romp over the Urban Rumble, though I don't think I'd welcome such a frolic on my dinner table when our stomachs are, you know, rumbling.