|"When it Rains," 5" x 5", oil on masonite|
One of these days it will rain more than a light shower and these storm sewers will gorge and wash out months of accumulated dust. We may even find a young Jack Nicholson caught in a surge, his fedora downstream, clinging for life.
|Screenshot from Chinatown, 1974.|
In the meantime, the open, concrete veins make for good spelunking, with wild overgrowth of plants and things tucked away. And it may be my eyes playing tricks on me again but they remind me of—they seem the closest things to—the laneways I miss so much in Toronto.
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