Saturday, April 21, 2018

While We Have It... --- Day 7/54

Walk: Joe's
Distance: 2.2 miles, Yoga

      Andy Goldsworthy Spire ca 2009

So tomorrow Ciwt will give her Goldsworthy/Presidio hiking art tour.  And she will be interested to see how hidden Goldsworthy's Spire will be and the condition it is in.  When he first erected it in 2008 and the small evergreens were planted around it you could see it from just about anywhere in San Francisco.  But Goldsworthy couldn't be more distant from a "Look at Me" artist.  It was always his intention to let nature do its natural thing around Spire so that someday a hiker might just discover it in a thick grove of tall trees, maybe stand to commune or just wander on.  Some day after that Spire will be gone. The wood will have deteriorated, the debris will settle into the earth and add another layer.  And layers, not permanence, is what Goldsworthy is about.

    Andy Goldsworth Spire ca 2014

Friday, April 20, 2018

Seven Year Itch? --- Day 7/51,2 & 3

Walks: Hood, de Young Museum
Distance: 6 miles, yoga


Not to worry, loyal readers. Ciwt is fine but seems to be experiencing a bit of 7 year itch with her alter ego (or something) CIWT.  


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Annals of Aging, vol. 892 --- Day 49&50

Walk: Hood, Endoscopy Center 
Distance:  Day 49 1.5 miles, Day 50 (today) 



Some of you know what Ciwt is talking about.  Others = Luckee!
All good for another five years, but gawd....



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rider and Slickers --- Day 7/48

Walk: Cinema Club (The Rider)
Distance:  2 miles


Ciwt highly recommends The Rider, her Cinema Club screening today.  Pure, deeply affecting, sensitive, beautifully acted and directed; she would even say sublime like spare poetry can be. * 

But then several of her club members walked out on the movie, so maybe it won't be for you.
She's thinking the ones who left might be truer city slickers then Ciwt realized existed.  A few of them stayed, commented and left Ciwt slacked jawed.  According to one, she could not imagine why anyone would get on a bucking horse, fall off, then get on another one.  Another person informed us  "People play games depending on what is available where they live. These people on the plains only have horses so they play games with horses." Clearly they had literally never heard of rodeos muchless life on the plains, and Ciwt is guessing the ones who left hadn't either.  Wow!

Sometimes one of the most amazing aspect of Cinema Club is the difference in perspectives among the members. 

*Actor Brady Jandreau and Writer/Director Chloe Zhao


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Billions for Nothing --- Day 7/47

Walk: No
Distance: Long Pedal, Yoga


Having worked herself into kind of a tizzy for her recent art tours, Ciwt is currently working at doing nothing.  Not easy to do nothing but helped by demanding youngish cats and bingeing on Billions.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Day Without Art --- Day 7/46

Walk: Hood
Distance: 4.5 miles, Pedal

No images because Ciwt just realized they would constitute art.  Anyway, Ciwt enjoyed her museum free, art free day today.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

More Art --- Day 7/45

Walk: Polk & Sutter Streets
Distance: Just 8-9 Blocks

Artist Diane Rosenblum and Creative Development Advisor Marc Zegans




















After all the time spent at museums, Ciwt had kind of forgotten the world of art gallery openings.
Also liveable (not museum huge and in your face) art.  This evening's opening was well hung, well attended and enjoyable.

Another aspect of an art opening after a long hiatus: The other day Ciwt heard a clip of a comedian who was talking about hanging out with younger friends and how at 35+ that doesn't quite work.  He opened by saying "23 is actually still an age..." 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Listening, Hoping --- Day 7/44

Walk: PGCC  
Distance: A few blocks, PT, Yoga, Pedal


Mayoral Candidate Night at the Club.  June election coming up.