“What you did this weekend”
This entry is a personal favorite. This captures a childhood in Brooklyn so well. From the stops, its clear I took the 2 train to get from Midwood (Karate was at Brooklyn College) to Prospect heights. On the 2 line Flatbush Avenue to President is seven stops, two stops from President is Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum which is a very easy walk to the next stop, Grand Army plaza, but a little far to where my mom lived on Park Place and Flatbush. Reading this gives me a Proustian uneasiness: I’m able to feel the bewilderment, discomfort and boredom that my seven year old self must have felt during this minor ordeal on the subway after a day of soccer and karate. The optic wonder was an electronic LED-based kaleidoscope and, for some reason, I have depicted it as a hot dog in this entry.
full disclosure: this entry is dated 11-7-1991, but is directly following 11-1-1991, and precedeing 11-5-1991.