Monday, July 30, 2012

Searching high and low for hope

"You can't tie me down like a pair of shoe strings." Unless you're writing a hopeful quote and trying it to this pole. In which case, tie me down, please.

Lesson #55: Hope is all around, but you sometimes just have to get your phone out of your face to see it. (And yes, these photos were taken with my phone. But while out of everyone's the way. And while standing still).

The Highline and surrounding streets take my breath away every time, but its mostly because it turns the city into such an incredible backdrop that even the bright yellow taxis look beautiful.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

(I can get some) Satisfaction

Here is a short list of things that I find ridiculously satisfying:

- changing from tight pants into a loose skirt, especially if it's hot out
- finishing chapsticks, big boxes of cereal, anything that seems too large to finish at first
- finding new bones in my body that crack
- getting out of New York
- ....returning to it

Lesson #54: "there" is never better than "here," meaning I'm learning to love whereever I am more than where I could be. Mainly, for the simple reason that I'm here, not there, and as long as I remain present, where better could I be?

Honestly, I feel so lucky to both live in the greatest city in the world (validated by yours truly) and also for the ability to travel to so many other great spots. It does induce a tendency to open the travel bug flood gates and think about all the other wonderful places to see, but as long as I remember that "here" is always the right spot for me, a little dreaming is a-ok.

Santa Monica, CA