Life has got to be lived --
that's all there is to it.
Most of these photos were taken on my last full day, in New York, and on my way home the next.
It was the end of August and difficult not to anticipate the coming of September and "School" starting. Doesn't September always feel like that? For me it does. It always feels the start of the year. And now, with my job teaching (even though many students we've had for years), things really switch up in the fall, because we also get a lot of new students.
But ... I still had a full day in New York!
The Mercedes Apartments ...
And time to fuel up, at Giorgio's Country Grill, with a rather enormous breakfast ...
The church across from Larry's.
Hell's Kitchen area
There is a calmness to a life lived
a Quiet joy.
~Ralph H. Blum
This was the day that it started to rain, when I was in the park ...
This is at the South End of Central Park, but over on the East Side, north of the Plaza Hotel, where I ended up charging my iPhone.
With arms outstretched I thank.
With heart beating gratefully I love.
With body in health I jump for joy.
With spirit full I live.
My last day in N.Y., was also the day my niece moved into her new apartment, in Brooklyn. I ended up being there for the Ikea deliveries and the first dinner in their new place. (It's still New York, so that meant ordering in, since the kitchen wasn't unpacked yet.) It was perfect timing that I was there that day!
Up on her roof!
I am thankful for my struggle because without it.
I wouldn't have stumbled upon my strength.
The Manhattan skyline, from her roof! The big building in the distance, on the right, is Freedom Tower.
And then ... Time to go home.
I love a window seat!
Well, that trip was a huge thing to be Thankful for, this year! Thanks to my Dad and Mom for the "birthday mileage!" And there is just so much more to be thankful for. As always, my incredible family and friends, my health and the health of those I love. Everything else? Gravy!!!
I feel so blessed.
I hope you feel that you are too!
Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!!!!
See you in December! ;)
Blessings and light!
Rest and be thankful.