SFPC: Day 63 - Showcase, Day Two
Today was the second day of our final showcase.
The first part of the day, told in photos.
In the morning, at Beny’s Delicatessen.
Lil’ church Sunday School trailer in Bed Stuy.
View from my train station, 9th St.-Smith Ave., of Gowanus Canal.
Pano of G train.
And for the second part of the day, here’s a list.
- Came into SFPC at 2p.
- Talked to some people. My friend Jo showed up. Good to see her.
It started snowing after she left at 4pm.
- A couple more photos from Showcase: Day Two.
- I started to get tired and left SFPC around 7p.
In Brooklyn, on the walk home.
- Got home. Bryan came over from Bushwick and we had some beers. We got some food at Peaches Hothouse, a southern-style restaurant on Tompkins. It took an hour to get our food, but hey, that’s New York sometimes. The food did taste good.
- Later, at the house, Bryan, Dannie, and I talked and kvetched about our experiences at SFPC. We all agreed the scheduling could’ve been a lot better, and that we would’ve liked it if Taeyoon and Lauren were more present during the 10 weeks.
We have a feedback session on Friday before our potluck. I don’t know how outspoken I’ll be at that. I find it a lot easier to express my thoughts here.
To be honest, I have a lot of my own criticisms about the school. I think I will feel more fond about the experience with time.
Despite that, I do love the school, but not because it delivered the experience or experiences I was expecting. I love the school, in my way, because it was sort of a sorcerer’s stone that transmuted energy and curiosity into new ideas, friendships, and transformative experiences(albeit haphazardly and painfully so, but I must be careful not to conflate my experience of the school with my experience of New York - I do find it nearly impossible to separate the two).
I feel a lot more like myself than I did when I got here. SFPC wasn’t everything I needed but it was a lot of what I needed for the short period of 10 weeks.
And if I hadn’t said this before, I’m glad it’s pretty much over. I am exhausted. I’ve taken on a lot in my time at the school.
On some level, I do understand how hard it is to run an alternative art school. It takes a lot of administrative work and physical labor, a lot of leadership and consensus with the other people involved in the school. I’m sure operating an experimental school takes A LOT of energy, emotional and otherwise.
I’m tired. I’ve been tired, and tired at school, for the past 2-3 weeks. However, I probably shouldn’t put that all on the school.
I hope I’m being fair.
Maybe a cigarette and some green tea?
Ruby gave me some of her curry soup from Green Apron. She is an angel. I was starving.
Fried green tomatoes bacon cheeseburger at Peaches Hothouse. It took an hour to get our food. Food was tasty but do not recommend.