Entry to the Museum of Modern Art is a small fortune nowadays, but I willingly lay out the bills when I travel to New York. My goal this trip was to see "Glossolalia," an amazing outside-the-boundaries show about outsider art. I look at the fantastic drawings and ramblings of these artists (some institutionalized and some just wacky) and wonder....what universe is real? Such magnificent, intricate beauty created by individuals labeled as crazy. Sometimes I prefer their world.
Walked everywhere in Manhattan during this trip. 40-plus blocks to Union Square. Then a sojourn to the west side Apple store. Another day's browse through the Garment District. And a final trip 40 more blocks uptown, for a pilgrimage to my favorite -- the Tender Buttons store.
Yes, I love New York. But on the flight back, when we circled those Catalinas, a dusty little Tucson seemed to say, "welcome home." Funny, but I didn't seem to mind that I had left MOMA and that ever-fabulous New York City behind. Enjoy my museum pix of Leigh and the outsider show!