Manhattan was overflowing with beautiful things. There was so much to inspire and move me. Thankfully my sis-in-law put up with my excitement and near-weeping over the beauty I encountered.
In a place like NYC it is easy to get lost,
easy to reject that which you do not know or understand,
easy to get frustrated by the guy trying to get you to rent his bike taxi,
easy to be blown away,
easy to eat too much,
easy to take too many pictures,
easy to blow money,
easy to stop and stare at art,
easy to sweat through your clothes,
easy to see the beauty of graffiti,
easy to remember what good food tastes like,
easy to find good food,
easy to be mesmerized,
easy to take the wrong subway,
easy to wander and forget you are lost.
the dancer i got to explore with
the genius and seeming ease of this place impressed me
so impressed and so wanting to be a child again...there was a water sprayer section too, of course
i looked at the detail you can't see from a postcard and tried to capture close-ups of some
never knew that it is made with real fabric and ribbon
my true love: modern art
challenging the structure and function of a book, yet long the way a street is seen as you fly by in a car
i had never heard of anne ryan, but i fell in love and stared at the texture and composition of her collages
we saw some very old stuff too...impressive in their own way
how beautiful would life be if we always paid attention to the details and the big picture?
i'm not the only one
stark and beautiful (to me)
we really had to work for our tour, which always feels satisfying when you are done
the ailey performance blew me away...gave us both goosebumps
imagery that made you feel alive and want to be alive...life made for purpose once again
THE NEXT DAY WE WERE TIRED AND TIRED OF BEING HOT
isn't it beautiful? falling in love all over again.
and then there was bread (actually i had amy's best in nyc sticky bun and it was to die for)
best map i've ever seen
want it, must make it
anthropologie did it again...threw me into a tizzy of excitement and made me cry at the genius beauty of it all
a step outside took us up to the high line and even more good design
then off to the store that brings it all together: abc carpet & home
...which always overwhelms me in the best possible way
oh, abc carpet, how you make me smile and fill my head with wonderful ideas. i love thee.
and then it was time to sleep...
...more to come (Queens, Brooklyn, and Pennsylvania)