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Imagine this post–in honor of April 1, ie, the start of the second month of the year (?…explanation later)–assembled like the films done on the streets, buildings, and parks in the land areas surrounding the sixth boro: directors lead camera crews to gather countless short snippets, some a second or two long, into a reality with or without resemblance to the calendared and salaried world. So here goes a movie, silent of course . . .
The trip up Rondout Creek began without incident; from the waterside we documented no flora or fauna but technologica like Gowanus Bay and
surprised us as we attempted to decipher the decals, thunderclouds, and underlying paint. We fled
and pursuit ensued. (We need a chase scene.)
When eventually cornered, we learned that we had misunderstood a reception intended to be friendly. That led to an invite to visit Cornell
and smaller vessel that incorporated a novel steering system controlled by finger pointing that signaled return to
the mouth of the creek where the lighthouse stood
and beyond which the fog shrouded in mystery;
modern aids to navigation gave way to
more primitive but equally effective ones, and time
regressed, first by smaller increments and then
Hope you enjoyed the movie. Happy April 1. Top seven fotos by Bowsprite. The rest, by Will Van Dorp.
The calendar . . . counting back using the names we still use like December (tenth), November (ninth), October (eighth) and September (seventh)… we get to the Roman calendar with March as the first month.