Breakfast: You’ve seen these before, our REAL corn bread, this time made into corn muffins. It’s an easy favorite. We had them with Apricot Butter and English Breakfast Tea.
Lunch: There was still some Kohlrabi purée leftover from a few days ago. I had it plain and simple and Gary spiced his bowl with Sriracha sauce. It went well with Kale Salad and Seed Caesar Dressing.
Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Black Radish
I checked in with my 88-year-old neighbor who told me she loved reading Gary and my horoscopes. “They are always so interesting!” she exclaimed, “never like mine.” I’m not a follower of astrology but I decided to check Newsday’s Horoscope to see my horoscope that she had spoke about:
Friends are terrific company today, as they’ll take you out of yourself and have you laughing. If you don’t have any plans, how about taking off on a short journey or adventure, maybe visiting somewhere for the first time. You’ll also enjoy a trip to a place that makes you think, such as a museum or art gallery.
It was late afternoon and we were looking at a pile of never ending work. As I read the horoscope to Gary, almost simultaneously, we decided to make my horoscope come true. I knew that many museums were free in Manhattan on Friday nights. I quickly checked online and to my surprise and delight I discovered that the Neue Gallery was open to the public 6-8pm on the first Friday of the month. It was the first Friday of March. And the Egon Schiele: Portraits exhibit was still there and we wanted to see it. We were off.
The Neue Gallery and the Gustav Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer have a mystical significance for me with regards to my cancer experience back in 2006-2007. You can read about that here.
We got to the gallery a few minutes before 6pm and the line was already wrapping around the building on 86th Street, along 5th Avenue. It was freezing cold, but the die-hard, art-loving New Yorkers were there for the deal.
We visited Adele and other Klimt works around her. In the adjacent room were many of Klimt’s drawings and sketches. We examined each one closely, looking at the delicate pencil lines. I felt very close to Klimt, as if I was sharing an intimate experience with the artist. Then we went upstairs to view the work of Egon Schiele. This masterful Austrian artist lived an intense 28 years. Trauma, tragedy and provocation burst from these works and reached into our souls.
When we arrived home we just sat and took in everything we saw. We made my horoscope a reality and it did make us think.
Dinner: Somehow this lovely meal magically appeared on the table. Thank you Gary! Roll Your Own Tacos with Black Beans, Sautéed Cabbage and Onions, Tempeh Taco Meat, Salsa
Evening: Dark Chocolate with Rooibos Almond Tea