Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Morning and Evening, 3/31/2009

This is a picture taken this morning on the way to work. I change subways at Seventh Avenue and 49th Street and as I was walking to the R train I saw this group of people dressed in cow costumes. Had to take a picture. It turns out they were promoting the terrific organization (one of my favorites!), Heifer, Intl.

Tonight I had dinner with a friend and I caught my subway home from Grand Central Station. I don't think my photograph does justice to this beautiful building, but I want to share a moment of my day with my blog friends.

These are two random moments of a perfectly average day. It had the usual little times of work annoyance, and one totally unexpected work issue that split the day in two, and was luckily easily resolved. I had lunch at the little diner near the office with colleagues, bought a bagel and coffee in the morning just before seeing the cows in midtown Manhattan and picked out frames for my new glasses before meeting my friend for dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. And even in this average day there were high points. A lovely chat with my goddaughter and plans for a visit to the St. Lawrence River this summer; getting an email from my friend Nancy with the date of her son's college graduation in May 2010; and learning that my four year old cousin was out of the hospital (surgical procedure yesterday) and now at home. Hurray!

I've been thinking about "Our Town" and all the average days of my life and once again, I remind myself that even the most average day holds delights and moments to savor and to treasure.


Stacey said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing pictures. I can not imagine living in a large city like New York. All of the knowledge that it takes to get from one place to another really boggles my mind. It's amazing to get to see what your morning and evening look like. I have never been to New York, just gotten to see it in pictures/tv. It looks like you have a lot of amazing things to do and choose from each day. Cows, now your talkin' about my territory. (lol) I love the Heifer project too. Just seeing these pictures gives me a feeling of awe. Hmmm ~ this gives me an idea for an upcoming post. :) I really enjoyed getting a peek into your day!

Hugs and blessings,

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Yer blog is looking GREAT!!!

I can't imagine the skills you need to live in a city that size. I can get in my car and drive 5 hours in any direction before I come to a "big" city (200,000). New York sort of scares me! I enjoy looking at the pictures you post, though, from a nice safe distance!

Anonymous said...

It's true, you see everything in New York :)