oh, how i have longed for
a quiet space to be alone with the music in my head.
especially on a show night, there is no room to think.
i never did have the advantage of a fire escape to retreat to,
but i would have loved it out there.
the sounds of the city, the night’s lights, a slight breeze,and ‘cade’ at my neck to pull up as a snood if the breeze turned stiff.
is featuring this cowl and taking comments for a giveaway.
…back to the fire escape of my dreams.
this particular fire escape
didn’t have quite the romance of the daydream.
to get this shot, we walked up to the sidewalk
around the block to door # 26,
up three flights of stairs to the offices,
out the french doors of the conference room onto the fire escape itself,
and then two and a half flights down the actual fire escape
on the outside of the building.
i say ‘we’ because lindsay and i were up there together.
i’m just outside the camera’s lens to the left.
this is one of my favorite shots of the day.
it’s easy for me to look at her in my boots and my skirt,
playing my guitar in a cowl i knit
and feel like i was
but then again, i was.
photo courtesy of classic elite yarns.