Friday, April 10, 2015

In Passing

The holidays are gone, or waning, but signs of them remain.

When I saw this window I had no idea that Bolek and Lolek was a popular Polish children's cartoon. The names just fell so trippingly on the tongue that I repeated them many, many times over the course of the next few days.  Bolek & Lolek! Bolek & Lolek!  And they reminded me that we still haven't been to the Living Museum, the art studio of patients at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens. The museum was co-founded by the late Bolek Greczinski, who was artist-in-residence there. I'm pretty sure I never met Greczinski, but he knew family friends of ours well. He knew my father-in-law too, & made him a cassette of homeland carols.  He sang them himself, and I think, if I remember rightly, strummed along on guitar.  I hope the tape is still playable - we should bring it out again next Christmas.  And we'll get to Creedmoor in the spring.

Meanwhile, over at Steve's C-Town, it's time for those Passover bargains!

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