"The Kids" and I went out to a Broadway show, "Fela". It's a musical about Fela Anikulapo Kuti (/feˈlæ ænɪkuˈlæpo ˈkutɪ/; 15 October 1938 — 2 August 1997), or simply Fela (/feˈlæ/), a Nigerian musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. You could bring drinks into the theater in "go cups" and the band was on the back of the stage and fabulous. The only musical I've ever seen that encouraged the audience to get up and dance and to sing along.
16th Floor, Central Park West, the morning view from the room at a friend's where I am staying. The leaves stayed on the trees until I got here. I got to hold the Grand Boy yesterday. Dinner with "the kids" tonight. Happy Autumn in New York.
Houses along the Agout River in Castres (Castras in the Languedocian dialect of Occitan) ~20km from Soreze. Castres grew up around the Benedictine abbey of Saint Benoît, which is believed to have been founded in AD 647, possibly on the site of an old Roman fort (castrum).
Just so! here I was thinking I might have to force Google translate to give me an equivalent to "the leaves are reddening" and it translated "the leaves are turning red" to what basically means "the leaves are blushing/turning red in the face". Bon, non?
Went over to Mazamet for Ken McAdams and Maryanne Binghampton's book reading/signing with Derek and Monique yesterday. It was quite the nice event at a B&B au centre ville called La Villa Mazamet. Ken's book is called "Bon Courage" after my house here on rue Ferlus, which he and Bing and a raft of local workers renovated.
Bisous from the cultural capital of southwestern France!