Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Hardy Pumpkins

I was walking across East 4th Street one morning back in December — December 13, to be precise! — when I saw these hardy pumpkins on the sidewalk:

Hardy pumpkins.

I was very surprised to see them in such good condition, this long after Halloween. I was even more surprised to see that some anarchist hadn't destroyed them!

The next day, it snowed! There they were, unsmashed:


It could not last forever — it could not last beyond December 19, in fact! The combined influences of decomposition and the anarchist's boot worked their wiles on them:

Worked wiles.

They had a good run though, and there's no victory in smashing a pumpkin 49 days after Halloween — it's practically humiliating!

#eastvillage #4thstreet #pumpkins #snow

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