First day on staten island @ 03:06 pm
I've taken the ferry at least twice before
But never spent time here
Today I hooked up with a married guy who lives on the south side
I was amazed at all the cars
... I felt like I was on Mainland America
We pulled into a suburban housing plot
Pretty with fallen leaves all yellow
And big purple Halloween plastic blowup somethings
He said his wife has always known he was gay
And sex was ne'er a part of their relationship
They adopted a girl to raise
He's an attorney
I don't know what she does
But they liked to spend money
He said he obsessively buys CDs
Has over 23,000 on the top floor of the house
It seems he buys most anything he doesn't have
Says he takes a 32 disc wallet to work every Monday he fills up
"so I listened to 9 discs by Naz, bill Nash... " he listed a few..
The walls through the house were lined with "modern art"
Matted pop-up cards coverd in glitter and puff paint...
He drove me back "downtown" SI
I had some really good pizza at A&S
Walked around a bit
Felt rejuvenated by all the unused energy here
Enjoyed the views
Waiting for the ferry
A lot of black boys/men enjoyed shouting into the air
"open the damn door!"
So many things about so many people
I just don't Get