My yoga studio is in front of the studio of a local artist named Peter Shire.
Shire is quite well known as a sculptor-- though I'm mostly a huge fan of his work as a potter. He hosts an open house every year, and I can never resist buying just one more black and white bowl...
I've lived in Echo Park for almost nine years, so you can imagine how many black and white Peter Shire bowls I have.
Okay, I have exactly this many:
Tonight, the back door of the yoga studio was open, and I glanced into the courtyard of Shire's workspace.
This is what I saw:
A metal angel baby! Flying over the mailboxes!!!
Not something you see every day. For some reason, it filled me with pure joy.
And once again... I love my neighborhood.