Maybe some of you saw Bob Morris's piece about dogs and beds in yesterday's New York Times, which came with a photo of Ned, Mark, and me. The biggest surprise is that the Seattle Times ran another version of that same article today, with a completely different photo. It is so tempting to make broad observations about West Coast vs. East Coast, New York vs. Seattle style based on the choice of photos. But I am curious as to what you think. Photo decisions were likely made in ten seconds or less but they are not unimportant decisions. Honestly, I prefer the Seattle photo, but that doesn't mean that I don't think of myself as aligned with New York, as someone with an East Coast sensibility. It is all too confusing. Which might have something to do with the fact that Ned was apparently more riled up on the sidewalk than usual this morning. I talked to him through speaker phone, as I walked into Provincetown's Land's End Hardware to buy a pair of black thermal socks and a yellow legal pad, and soon enough he stopped barking at all the dogs who weren't allowed to play with him. To be a young dog and to intuit so many projections, interpretations, onto him. And yet how his body relaxes, head to tail, once he hears the ticking of the camera.
The New York Times photo:
The Seattle Times photo: