This is what the NBC Nightly News told me today
Interviewed by his daughter
A daughter whom I read about while 43 was 43
Who no longer is the girl I thought of as a party girl, a woo girl
Who is now an NBC correspondent?
Yes question mark.
43 is 43 in his answers about his paintings
His nervous snicker interjects his responses
He acknowledges that he's not a great painter
He says he takes painting very seriously
That he's studied painting for the first time
What world would we have lived in if he studied painting before he was 43?
Wishful thinking on my part
For me to imagine a different era of 43
An era that embraced painting, embraced art, embraced anything other than war
And as the camera lingers on paintings that feel like they could be out of Wes Anderson's Royal Tenenbaum's
I think to myself
This is a Dave Chappell skit
Chappell's going to come out and say something hilarious, say something witty, say something to point out the ridiculousness of 43 painting
But the story ends.
and that's the end of the news cycle for today