Despite all the tourists, it was stunningly quiet. Reminded
me of visiting Dachau when I was twenty.
Stumbled into a great shop called Evolution in Soho --
a single-aisle treasure trove of all things skeletal
and entomological. One of my favorite items was
a life-sized paper skeleton kit! The massive (moving van sized)
spiders set in resin made my entire body crawl....
P. bought me this stunning pendant:
It's a butterfly wing.
"In America, you can have a parrot
on a stick and get rich."
--Lampkin Franklin, cabbie