In a building in midtown, only one floor above the aural din that characterizes every New Yorker's existence, the white walls and clean lines of the EFA Project Space (The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts) create an aesthetically pleasing sanctuary for some avant-garde opera.
It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized bits of grit are the sparkling wake residue of comet Swift-Tuttle, last seen in northern hemisphere skies in 1992.
Their lives are spent playing on lawns and sleeping on floors and as a consequence often have higher exposures to lawn and garden pesticides and to harmful chemicals in household products that can accumulate in dust. With these common exposures come shared risk.
My doubt, it will turn to dust. And so too my faith. Both proved right or wrong in their ways--either because it's all only dust, or because then we will see face to face. My sin, to dust. My hypocrisy, to dust.
Many of the products inside your home, and the materials used to make the building itself, are slowly degrading and breaking down over time in small, microscopic particles that become part of your household dust.