I rode the bus to Denver and passed the stadium where Rockies fans were roaring, long after the cows and calves and mountains on route. My friend Cynthia met me and showed me around her town before my reading at Tattered Cover. We visited the site of the Before I Die I Want To______project by Candy Chang, in which we wrote out in chalk, alongside dozens of others, our wishes. Then we took in the art museum, the Public Library, all exteriors as I marveled at the architecture of this city. Udi’s Cafe where pizza with arugula and juices was delicious provided a satisfying meal before the reading at Tattered Cover. I am still dazzled by events coordinator Pat’s warm welcome, and the deliciousness of Tattered Cover itself, a bookstore for readers and writers. A look at the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Denver Museum of Art as well as its wonderful El Anatsui exhibit. A city offers riches too much to take in a day, which I suppose is why cities thrive.
- El Anatsui (thestarryeye.typepad.com)