We went to the Murakami exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum today. It was interesting, if mildly pornographic in that oddly cute Japanese style. The kids enjoyed the smiling flowers and skulls with flower eyes. Lunch afterward at Le Gamin with some friends and ate outdoors beneath an ominous thundercloud that has yet to release its rain on us. The rest of the day is to be spent cleaning winter's sticks and waste from our back garden and potting pansies and chives and other bright things.