maudnewton : 
 
 Things said by people lying on the floor at the Guggenheim on Sunday beneath James Turrell’s  Aten Reign.   
 1. 
 Me: I feel like we’re at the beginning of time. 
 Autumn (my stepdaughter): Or at the bottom of the sea. 
 Me: It’s sooo gray. 
 Autumn: Yeah. Except where it isn’t! 
  2.  
 Guy, taking photo, to female companion: What is the point of this, exactly? I mean, you can’t exactly  own  it. 
 3. 
 Woman, repeatedly snapping selfies: I don’t think this is my best angle. 
 4.  
 Young woman to male companion: This is the color I like, because my pants get  so pink.  
 5.  
 Little girl: La la la la light bulb! 
 Father: Sometimes at the ridges — you know what I mean by ridges? — you can see different-colored lines. [Loooong pause.] You’ve gotta stare for a long time at it, right at the edge. 
 Little girl: Dad, I’m a wolf! 
 Father: Now it’s purple! 
 6.  
 Guy, to girlfriend, responding to very intense pink: Look at that, it looks fake! 
 Guy, as light turns violet: This is so bright, right? This is the light where you see everyone’s imperfections. 
 Guy, as light shifts again: Do me a favor. Open your eyes as big as you can! 
 Girlfriend: [ignores him] 
 Guy: Open your eyes as big as you can! 
 Girlfriend: [complies] 
 Guy: You look so cute! 
 Guy, as pink returns: I don’t like this one. It’s not elegant. 
 7. 
 30-something man, to 30-something woman he’s embracing: I gotta admit, I’ve never been on the floor of the Guggenheim with a girl like  this.  Thanks for the amazing experience. 
 Woman: I can’t wait to be on the floor in a less public space. 
  —-  
  Photo by   Maximus Clarke .

maudnewton:

Things said by people lying on the floor at the Guggenheim on Sunday beneath James Turrell’s Aten Reign.

1.

Me: I feel like we’re at the beginning of time.

Autumn (my stepdaughter): Or at the bottom of the sea.

Me: It’s sooo gray.

Autumn: Yeah. Except where it isn’t!

2.

Guy, taking photo, to female companion: What is the point of this, exactly? I mean, you can’t exactly own it.

3.

Woman, repeatedly snapping selfies: I don’t think this is my best angle.

4. 

Young woman to male companion: This is the color I like, because my pants get so pink.

5. 

Little girl: La la la la light bulb!

Father: Sometimes at the ridges — you know what I mean by ridges? — you can see different-colored lines. [Loooong pause.] You’ve gotta stare for a long time at it, right at the edge.

Little girl: Dad, I’m a wolf!

Father: Now it’s purple!

6. 

Guy, to girlfriend, responding to very intense pink: Look at that, it looks fake!

Guy, as light turns violet: This is so bright, right? This is the light where you see everyone’s imperfections.

Guy, as light shifts again: Do me a favor. Open your eyes as big as you can!

Girlfriend: [ignores him]

Guy: Open your eyes as big as you can!

Girlfriend: [complies]

Guy: You look so cute!

Guy, as pink returns: I don’t like this one. It’s not elegant.

7.

30-something man, to 30-something woman he’s embracing: I gotta admit, I’ve never been on the floor of the Guggenheim with a girl like this. Thanks for the amazing experience.

Woman: I can’t wait to be on the floor in a less public space.

—-

Photo by Maximus Clarke.

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