I liked this thought - taken from Went's facebook essay.
The image of Went having the wind blow through his hair makes me smile. Beautiful tight curls when it grows now I imagine the same or maybe straighter hair when he was a "kid". And Went looking for trouble? That is refreshing to hear but surprises me a little because he has often spoken of his loving but "conservative" upbringing giving me the (wrong) impression that he was not allowed to "look for trouble" - let alone take any home.
Comments on Lu Yu decades later where he speaks of not even attempting to consider the possibility of getting his ear/s pierced - (in discussion about early thoughts of singing as a career i.e a "folk" or "rock and roll" star..) because he would be "straight out of the door".
Brooklyn has a wonderful "feel" to it on a sunny day with a wisp of a breeze. The dappled leaves and sounds of children were noticeable as we walked to the subway. Passing the Brownstones there were bikes - Adults and Children's - mostly, but sometimes just propped against,or on the top level of the "Stoops". He talks of the Park - the wide open space - that I briefly saw en-route to and from Red Hook. I imagine that possibly the "slice and the soda" encouraged the Pizza Love to this day - not difficult - first bite of a mouth watering Pizza, lingers and changes you for ever.
(One of the best I ever had was at 35,000 feet with American Air - who knew that an airline served Pizza sky high??)
And back to earth,there were many trees on the streets on Brooklyn- bright green,full and alert on the day that I walked by and under them.
So Went's post reminded me of that - the feel and the sound.It also reminded me of a still from #PB5.
From what he writes, Went will hopefully always have Brooklyn fondly tucked in his heart.
#lovelovelove Wentworth xx