Thursday, September 26, 2013

I Never Know What I'll Find on the Sidewalks of New York

For no specific reason I wasn't in an especially upbeat mood today. It wasn't a bad day. I got a few errands done that I needed to do. I arrived early for a meeting in Midtown despite horrendous traffic congestion because of the United Nations General Assembly. My meeting went well, though the project won't move on the time frame I had envisioned. All in all, not too bad. But I was at loose ends. I hadn't accomplished all I had hoped to do. And on a very minor note, I had no topic -- that I wanted to write about -- for a blog post. This last is certainly not a big problem, but more indicative of my state of mind. And then...



William Butler Yeats, right in front of me on East 41st Street...


   And John Greenleaf Whittier...

And Gwendolyn Brooks

I had been so intent walking to the appointment I hadn't noticed this series of plaques set in the sidewalk. My mood changed immediately. Once again the sidewalks of New York are my inspiration.  

Thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself. Please stop by tomorrow for Random 5 Friday.   

14 comments:

Deanna said...

Sometimes all it takes is a little look down. What a wonderful discovery!!

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE, love those plaques. Perfectly placed to get attention.

Marie said...

What a fabulous discovery Carol! I hope that I will get to visit NYC one day. It's on my bucket list!

Donna said...

How very nifty .. what a fascinating place to live!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very lovely and unexpected find!

Theresa said...

Beautiful find:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We find the best of things when we are not looking.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Isn't it amazing that there is truly something wonderful all around us, if we but look. I'm always saying that every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day!

Maggid said...

Brilliant Find - Right When it was needed . . .

Oh, you are so cool.

love & love,
-g-

Dee said...

Dear Carol, thanks so much for stopping by my Sunday writing blog. I also have an on-line memoir blog that you might enjoy--right now I'm writing about being in the convent.

Your posting about the sidewalks of New York brought to mind--as you must have meant it to do--that wonderful song that begins "East Side, West Side, all around the town . . . "I remember it from when I was young and heard actors like James Cagney sing it.

How wonderful to have literary plaques embedded in the sidewalks. Almost like having a yellow brick road! Peace.

Susie said...

Buttercup, How wonderful !! You have so many special things in your city. I really like those. xoxo,Susie

Danielle Vargason said...

Amazing! I always so enjoy reading your blog and this post was one of the best...keep it up! hugs from California

Melinda said...

Sometimes we judt have those kinds of days.

Have a super weekend.

M :)

Ann said...

Walking the streets of NYC would be so exciting for me. I hope to get there in the next few years, my sisters would like to plan a girls week. Glad you were able to find inspiration on an OK day!
Ann