Well, you can see where I have traveled from this
and the previous few paintings - San Francisco.
What an experience to be in a park in Chinatown
where the older generation gathers daily to play
various board games. There were lots of games
going on of both men and women. I love the
total concentration for what they are doing and
none for touristas! I found that degree of focus
very admirable. I also was truly envious of the
very evident community spirit that was palpable
in the entire area. Maybe this is partly to do with
city life. I have seen this in New York City where
people will show up in parks and play chess together.
It is, as Martha would say, a good thing.