being sick in the city is never fun, (this previous post explains it clearly) but for the last 3 days, i’ve been dizzy. being dizzy in the city is never fun either, but it is definitely worse to be dizzy when the general assembly is in session at the united nations. although 1st avenue is closed to traffic most of the time, the cars, trucks, suv’s, fire engines, motorcycles, ambulances and hazmat vehicles are all equipped with ear piercing sirens.
why they feel the need to use the sirens when there is no other traffic and i am trying to be zen in the city, is a mystery. when there isn’t a dignitary and his / her entourage passing by with sirens blaring, you can clearly hear the sound from the helicopters that are swarming the city. and even above the helicopters, i hear people protesting.
i totally respect their right to peacefully protest and i’m sure they don’t know how dizzy i am feeling and, i bet they are all very nice people who would tone it down a bit if they only knew – but i cannot walk the 5 blocks down there right now & explain the whole thing to them. i should have said something yesterday when i took the picture but i was pretty sure i would be feeling all better by today. . .
i like these people’s method of protest much better:
the falun gong people are very quiet protesters. i have to admire their tenacity and patience to sit all day in silence with the all the screaming going on down there at the UN.
ivan doesn’t seem to be bothered by any of it. of course he’s presumably not dizzy – but i think i’ll join him for a nap anyway.
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.”