Sep 10, 2013

Marcus Cain

When we visited Marcus Cain’s home on Campbell Street last fall, we were immediately welcomed into a comfortable, stylish kitchen. We were offered a variety of fine cheeses with crackers. The house itself, a muscular, well-kept midtown treasure, has been thoughtfully and thoroughly updated. As Cain brought us up to speed on the house’s history, I began to notice his way of speaking. Beyond simply getting information across, he cared for the rhythm of each phrase. My eyes dotted and bounced from place to place as he described the way the house used to look in this room, or the origin of a certain furnishing from that room. The ease in his tone and countenance were indications that with Cain these subjects weren’t small talk, but expressions of actual joy in noticing the disparate elements of one’s life.

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