Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Describe the sandwich that sits in front of you. It is shaped like a submarine. The cheese is bright orange. Almost yellow. It looks like plastic. Narrow stripes of pale lettuce hang out the sides. The ham is a vivid magenta--you can see a narrow layer of it between the cheese, pale tomatoes, a few spicy peppers and finally that classic, Bodega-bought "hero" bread. This is your sandwich. Pick up the sandwich. Bite into it.
My mom emailed me today--she saw my old friend Daniil Feldsov outside a coffee shop and they talked for hours. That's great to hear he's still alive.