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one thousand word picture


sometime the most unexpected things show up.  for instance, in this photo i took of first avenue at twilight, what are these things???  how did they get in my photo & what do they want?  it’s been said, a picture is worth a thousand words, any guesses on what’s being said here?


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“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
 ~ Buddha

 








what the beep?


it’s the start of memorial day weekend – even if it’s only 9:30  friday morning.   horns have been beeping incessantly since 7:00 am.  here’s what first avenue looked like out my window, from the united nations at 48th street to 51st street:

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and from 52nd up to 56th street:

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if i had to guess, i would say about 10% of the car horns were honking so much they made up for the other 90%.   it’s 9:30 in the morning –  shouldn’t these peeps be at work already?  i’m trying to find the happy in this.

i look forward to rush hour out of the city this evening and hope all of these folks get the rest & relaxation they apparently need.

happy memorial day!

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
 ~ Dr. Seuss 

simply noticing


i took the bus this week.  it was the m15 which travels up 1st avenue.  it was an enjoyable ride up 1st avenue and i did a lot of excellent people watching.  i was amazed at the lady directly across the isle from me who managed to remove a contact lens with one swoop of her finger and no mirror.  i was even more astounded when she popped the lens into her mouth, rolled it around a bit with her tongue and then placed it back in her eye.

directly in front of me sat a boy who appeared to be about 2 years old, along with his mother.  apparently in fear of bus germs, mom slathered the boys hands with a humungous sized dollop of purell and spent the next five minutes trying to rub it all in.  immediately upon the release of his freshly sanitized hands, he licked his palms and announced, “that tastes good!”

 

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“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”
~ Dr. Seuss

nothing yet . . .


as you can see, not much has changed since my 8:00 am post although it’s a little windy and rain is falling very lightly.  here is first ave in midtown at 1:30 today.


last i heard, 4:00 is the magic hour for the real deal. i’ll be back at 4:00 – stay tuned!

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“An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.”
 ~ Samuel Smiles