World Trade center, New York. November 21.
“Scotty? Ready to jump?”
“Jump then. Full warp.”
“Hyperspace jump at full warp, Sir.”
Left Bank, Paris, July 21.
Fée aux griffons. (Fairy with griffins) Gustave Moreau, Paris. Moreau (1826-1898) was a “symbolist”) or deemed so painter of the 19th century. I would say a painter of mythology. His former house turned museum is a must-see in Paris. “Jump, Scotty.”
Ice-cream Liberty (Number 4). Chinatown, NY. The outside temperature was 1ºC. 32F plus change… (I have evidence) Who wants an ice-cream then?
Traveller 896. MOMA. Instant art.
The panda Lady. Rue de l’Ourcq, Paris.
Batman shopping on South Broadway.
Hope II, 1908, by Klimt, at the Met. Though I did see a splendid Klimt “show” at the Atelier des lumières in Paris, a while back, I realize I have seen only a few Klimt “in the flesh.” Marvelous.
New York Public library. 5th and 42nd. Fortitude the lion has been given a warm Christmas collar. The South lion is called Patience. The lions were named after the patience and and fortitude New-Yorkers would need to survive the great Depression. (According to then Mayor La Guardia.) Well, folks, what can we say about current times?
Resilience, Fortitude’s cousin in Paris, on Alexandre III bridge. (Resilience? Just made that up. Ain’t that what we need right now, folks?)
The Hudson river. Barnes & Noble, Tribeca. Read somewhere their space was open for rent… sigh.
New Jersey across the Hudson river. Around Rockefeller Park. Those Rockfella guys owned the city didn’t they?
The Louvre across the Seine.
“Scotty? Some of the passengers look a bit green around the gills. Those jumps into hyperspace can do that. Could you adjust the warp factor a bit? Thank you.”
Hélène glorifiée. Helen (of Troy) glorified. Gustave Moreau, late 19th century, Paris.
The twitter machine, Paul Klee, 1922. (Die Zwitscher-Maschine). Apparently Klee invented Twitter. (MOMA.) Is Dorsey paying royalties to Paul Klee’s estate?
Tigers frozen in hyperspace with a bee in their bonnet or something. Salvador Dali, 1944, a reinterpretation by Atelier des lumières Paris.
“Jum… Yes Scotty?
Sir, even at Warrp 5, the engines are overrheating. Can we stop for a few wee ‘haours’ to rrepair?
Scotty, we’re in the middle of hyperspace. Ships have been lost this way.
Aye Sir, but we need only a wee bit’a time.
Spock? Any thoughts?
Well, Sir, we have been jumping to and fro between two parallel universes. We’re currently stopped in hyperspace. As you know, parallel lines meet at the infinite, so could parallel universes. Possibly. Meet and collapse at the infinite… There is a risk…
No objection then Spock? All right Scotty. Crew stand-by. Passengers, open bar. On the house. Shouldn’t take too long.” (Though with Scotty…)
To be continued… Maybe next year?