Music’s Resolve

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, August 10, 2017 Along the Darwinian road to harmonious probability, I encountered sterile white walls with padlocked protected doors. The silver elevator with mirrors reflected my temperament, while awaiting the rush of warm, stale air on the non air-conditioned seventh floor. The first time I experienced the seventh floor of…

Alarmist Rumors, Pessimistic Questions, and Dire Concerns

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, November 9, 2016 How do we stop the madness, restrain the anger, recognize unity amongst division, stop our fingers from frantically typing while our eyes tremble at the sight of hubris, hyperbole and heresy, and convince others that great promises could come from false prophets? While the righteous pray for…

Urbansugar

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, March 9, 2016 Remember that night on Bleecker Street last summer when you watched me devour a stale day-old cupcake from Magnolias at the 11th hour at a chess table? You weren’t the only one there. You both followed me on a late night summertime jaunt across lower Manhattan from…

Coffeehouse Savants

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 10, 2016 I was sitting in a coffeehouse surrounded by mostly women staring at screens. I was sipping my medium latte in one hand while my other hand clutched my smartphone. Why was I one of these people? I would have rather read a newspaper or sit on a…

Squirrel Expressway

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, January 9, 2016 I will not be a Wikipedia entry someday. I will not be a Manhattan elitist nor a Brooklyn defeatist. I will not be a person who truly knows what he was born to do. Rather, I will continue to walk under the ramparts of electrical wires and…

Empathicat

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, November 11, 2015 Walking, trying to keep calm as heavy metal careens down streets. This is the story of my life. Not a day goes by where I don’t hear silence. There is always that lone car that ruins the tranquility and trance of an otherwise busy street, deep in…