‘The Writer’ (c) Rob Goldstein 1985
Header image, “The Accordion”
(c) Rob Goldstein 2019
This is my traditional Christmas post.
First posted 12/11/2016 as The Night Bobby Found Christ in an Abandoned Subway Car.
I imagined a modern Nativity and saw a homeless kid who finds the abandoned Christ child in an old subway car.
Will he accept the burden of this gift?
I got the idea for the subway car from Dark Days, a documentary made in the 1990’s about a tribe of homeless people who live in the abandoned subway tunnels of New York.
I used VR to make a video of it.
I use two photo-shopped frames from the documentary as an homage to it.
I first came up with this idea in 2011 but didn’t have the skill I needed
to make a video work the way I envisioned it.
I was going to remake the video for this Christmas but had a soul sucking
bout of the flu that still lingers.
The video works but I see ways to make it better so I WILL remake the video
for next Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the World!
May we find our way back to reason and light.
I’ll see you guys after Christmas.
The video is a series high-resolution panels staged and shot in virtual reality and processed in multiple apps.
I cropped a cover of Silent Night found at the Internet Archives.
To the best of my knowledge the recording is in the public domain.
Rob Goldstein 2016-2018
This is a prayer for you.
(c) Rob Goldstein 09/21/2016-2018
This was first posted September 2016 as ‘A Prayer for Those who Grieve.’
I’ve revised the poem.