CitySketch – Central Park Tree

After spending the last few years’ worth of lunch hours in Bryant and Madison Square Parks, Central Park is overwhelming, like opening the closet door of a studio apartment and finding it leads to a Bavarian castle.

The trees are bigger. The rocks are bigger. The sky is bigger.

The people who share the space are as dumbfounded as I am to find themselves in this magical land.

There is a lot of money in the neighborhood. Too much, really. The shock of the natural world is a tonic for the obscenity of opulence that surrounds it.

I found this little tree on an outcropping of rocks in The Pond that it shared with a few turtles who were sunning themselves on of the last warms days of the year in the city.

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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