Inspiration: On Sunday evening, after spending the day walking around the city in the muggiest weather ever (did I say that I love sweltering Manhattan? okay, that was before yesterday), I ran into Pearl The Mime. I learned that her real name is Margot and she was preparing to put on a show somewhere in the Square. She's been miming since the 7th grade and now does it professionally. It's not often (or ever) that I get to document a mime getting ready for a show, so I asked her permission to take a few photographs. Margot/Pearl, the sweetest person(s) ever, said yes. As she applied powder to her face, the stuff landed everywhere - on her arms, glasses and the ground. I didn't realize how much makeup was needed to obtain the perfect "Mime" face. I'll post more photographs of Margot/Pearl "acting up" later.