Scenes from an Apartment in Brooklyn


One: She is Her Parents’ Child
My two year old daughter is sitting in front of the bookcase in her room, methodically pulling the books off and piling them on and around herself. This goes on for a surprisingly long time before she looks over at me, flaps her arms, and says, “look, daddy, I’m having a book bath!”

Two: Untitled #4,372
My wife and I are zoning out in front of the television, which is showing us River’s Edge. The movie ends. After a short pause my wife says,”now that’s not something you see every day: a movie where Keanu Reeves seems like one of the better actors, and Dennis Hopper seems like one of the saner characters.”