Friday, April 18, 2008

A Sunset Park Bodega...

This might not seem like anything extraordinary, but I am always struck by the display windows in local bodegas. Everything is in a row or stacked very neatly. Sometimes, like in the grocery stores like C-Town, they stack the canned goods in giant castles. (Those always seemed precarious to say the least and I would be filled with a sense of unease while walking down the aisles with a seed of worry in my heart that should someone knock into the carefully stacked pyramids, I might be buried alive -or dead- under a tidal-wave of non-perishables.) In the more subdue corner deli shops, there is an intriguing pattern created in the everyday items of soaps, spices, shampoos, and various condiments.

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