I used to be better at taking a break at what I was doing, enjoying my surroundings and sometimes capturing it on audio to give me an audio recall of that moment in time. Here are a few examples that I recently came across.
The Birds in the Park, Melbourne Australia, Feb 2009.
A gorgeous small park right next to my apartment had a lot of noises going on from birds much different than you find back in Oklahoma.
The new job is asking me to make quarterly trips to Washington DC, and New York City. I have no objection as I love coming back to NYC and seeing friends, even more so with the vibe to be working here again. I finally got the meet the people I work with and talk to on phone and online meetings almost daily. I think this job is going to go well.
My friends got married this weekend and I came back to New York to celebrate with them. During my stay I was given the generosity of a place to stay in Battery Park City, just next door to where I lived for so many years. I was also given the opportunity to see an old friend, to talk about the past and in a way find an absolution for us both. Life is too short to pretend you don’t care about those that you care about.
I commute everyday from lower Manhattan in Battery Park City to Park Avenue near 57th street. My morning starts from a walk to Wall Street to catch the 4 express subway. I thought it would be interesting to capture some of the sights I see on my way to work.
I have become used to my new morning routines that have come with the new job. I walk to Wall Street every morning, grab a coffee, jump on a crowded subway that zips me under Manhattan past Fulton, past Union Square, past Grand Central, exiting finally at 59th street.
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
My first trip to New York City, we are staying at the W Hotel in Times Square. What an awesome place. You can visit the 9/11 site, it’s still heavily under construction and there is still so much sadness. Still, it’s a strong city and and it’s still breathing with energy. Looking forward to seeing what all there is to see here.