Saturday, February 26, 2022

recovery

We (Nu and I) had plans with CF today. We were supposed to see the Kahlo exhibit and then come home to hang out and pet puppies and eat pizza and watch the movie remake of Nella Larsen's Passing together. 

I'm not gonna lie--after the accident yesterday, I wanted to just cancel it all and stay home and worry about the war in Ukraine, racism against refugees, the poor deer, and my Bluey. But this morning I woke and decided I did NOT want to think about anything on that beyond-my-control list. So Nu and I bundled up and walked to the museum, met up with CF, and spent a satisfying couple of hours together transformed by--and transcendent with--art. 

The picture is of Detroit-based artist Beverly Fishman's piece "Recovery". I love how the angles of the work play on some of the unusual angles of this Zaha Hadid building (a little bit of which is visible in my pic). And I loved, loved this part of the artist's statement: "The notion of recovery is central to the experience of the exhibition. In the face of a global pandemic, along with the ever-pressing need for wider social, racial, and environmental reckonings in the United States and abroad, it is all the more important for people to seek out moments of solace." 

So that happened. Then CF went and got their car while Nu and I ordered the pizza. Then we got home and hung out and petted puppies and Nu took a nap and CF helped me find the VIN number on Bluey and take more pictures for the insurance company. I didn't have the energy for a whole ass movie, but we watched three episodes of Abbott Elementary (so about the average run time it would take to watch a whole ass movie, ha) but its wry teaching humor fit better than a more serious reckoning with the world. 

I'm still in recovery mode.

3 comments:

StephLove said...

I'm sorry about the accident. Near the beginning of the pandemic North witnessed a car accident from our front yard. The car crashed through our fence and almost hit North. They were affected by it for a long time.

When you're up for it Passing is very good. We just started watching Abbot Elementary last night.

maya said...

Thank you, StephLove. I am SO SORRY about North's experience--it sounds really traumatic to have that happen in a space that we trust to shelter us and keep us safe. I hope they're not plagued by it and are healing.

I will get to the Passing adaptation. Hope you enjoyed Abbott Ele.

Gillian said...

Glad you got the day off from worrying! Feel better.

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