Sunday was the last day of installation art by Victor Matthew "Beyond Metamorphosis" in the Battery Park. The sight of 3000 hand-painted umbrellas laid out on the lawn was quite remarkable. Every year Monarch butterflies make a 3,000-mile migration to Mexico, where they reproduce and die, thereby regenerating the species. The artist explains. "This piece explores themes of transformation, migration and regeneration...Butterflies make an obvious spiritual gesture that is often overlooked: of a life that never ends and a spirit that never dies."
In the afternoon I ran into my former employee Kumi around the corner. She rubbed her beautiful big round belly and smiled. "Three more weeks."