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 Why do birds suddenly appear...?  I knew from the moment we met.  All along, I've been on the path to you.  I can hear his heart beat for a thousand miles. And the heavens open every time he smiles.  If not you, who? If not now, when?  "Where, after all, do universal rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." —Eleanor Roosevelt  Second Avenue Subway Grand Opening, January 1, 2017: For “Subway Portraits,” Chuck Close created a dozen 9-foot-tall tile and mosaic portraits of cultural figures who have been his frequent subjects, including Philip Glass, Zhang Huan, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Lou Reed and Cecily Brown. He also created two self-portraits.
 Let's get away from it all.  These are for you.  Everything I've never done I want to do with you.  A man who doesn't love easily loves too much.  Unpresidented.  Second Avenue Subway Grand Opening, January 1, 2017: For “Subway Portraits,” Chuck Close created a dozen 9-foot-tall tile and mosaic portraits of cultural figures who have been his frequent subjects, including Philip Glass, Zhang Huan, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Lou Reed and Cecily Brown. He also created two self-portraits.  Second Avenue Subway Grand Opening, January 1, 2017: Vik Muniz, a Brazilian-born artist who divides his time between New York City and Rio de Janeiro, created more than three dozen life-size glass-mosaic portraits for his collection of “Perfect Strangers.” The portraits are all based on staged photographs of real New Yorkers. “I wanted them to be normal people,” he told The New York Times. Three of my favorites are the policeman holding a popsicle, Muniz’s 26-year-old son, Gaspar, dressed in a tiger suit and the hand-holding construction-worker couple, which, according to the AP, is the first example of “a permanent, non-political LGBTQ public artwork in New York City.”
 You'll never walk alone.  Love is a bridge that runs from heart to heart.  You seem to be a perfect memory of the future, reminding me how life is meant to be.  Sometimes it takes an introvert.  Why I ❤ NY  Second Avenue Subway Grand Opening, January 1, 2017: For “Subway Portraits,” Chuck Close created a dozen 9-foot-tall tile and mosaic portraits of cultural figures who have been his frequent subjects, including Philip Glass, Zhang Huan, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Lou Reed and Cecily Brown. He also created two self-portraits.