IMG_7805Back in June, we visited Madison Square Park together with a videographer from an outfit called 60-Second Docs, an organization that makes minute-long documentaries about people and groups they find interesting.

IMG_9878They found us interesting, apparently, and shot a bunch of footage of us hanging out and talking about what we do.

IMG_0011You’d think a minute-long documentary wouldn’t take very long to cut together, but…with one thing and another, it has, and they’re now telling us it’ll finally run on November 24. That’s right — the day after Thanksgiving. Well, it’s something to look forward to, anyway. Even if, at that time of year, no one who sees it and gets inspired is likely to rush outside shirtless. Unless we have a much warmer November than we’re used to.

120312-dBut it’ll come when it comes. In the meantime, getting word of the release date for the video inspired us to take another visit to Madison Square Park ourselves while it’s still warm enough to do so.

IMG_7701Flowers were still in full bloom, along with art projects such as this set of signs expounding on the subject of love.

IMG_7615IMG_7603(Interestingly a park ranger came over to us and we thought, “Oh, here we go again,” but he only wanted to know who put the signs in the ground. We told him we had no idea — they weren’t ours. So he called it in: unauthorized art activity on park grounds! But topless women on the grass? No problem.)

IMG_7675We brought our favorite mini-eclairs and other pastries from the eponymous Eclair bakery. (How’s that for an SAT word? Eponymous. Scrabble champs, we.)

IMG_7654We also brought books, such as this one and this one and this one.

IMG_7683What else did we bring? A keen awareness that the summer’s gone, its last remnants fleeting. We won’t have too many more park days this year, not with October muscling its way into the room tomorrow.

IMG_7780So we drank deep of September and toasted her imminent passing. We received a visit from a squirrel who industriously buried a nut under the wheel of one member’s chair and then hightailed it away. You don’t get  more autumnal than that.

IMG_7713IMG_7715We also received visits from two parents of breastfeeding children, who looked on the profusion of nipples like an autumn cornucopia. (Or an all-you-can-eat buffet?)

IMG_7733IMG_7761And we spent some time brainstorming intriguing indoor activities for when the cold weather comes. We came up with some good ones, too! But you’ll just have to wait and see to find out what they were.

Or…

If you’re a curious, brave, body-positive woman and would like to find out before the fact rather than after — if you’d like to take part in the fun — you can. Just drop us a note at toplesspulpfiction@gmail.com. The warm weather may be almost gone, but the fun will go on.

IMG_7817IMG_7821IMG_7828Even the day after Thanksgiving.

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