It’s sunny and breezy today, the windows are all open and one of our neighbors is playing music on their EXTRA LOUD concert speakers, and occasionally singing into a mic above the music, in Spanish. Vanessa (cat) is vexed by this situation, she keeps twitching her ears around and acting jumpy. The last song was particularly bass-heavy and I think she thought someone was battering their way into the apartment via the fire escape. I love them – the loud-music players. For me, a neighborhood without a little social disorder is like a room with no windows.