Yesterday I showed the threshold of a New York spring. As several people noticed I stopped by the Lighthouse on my walk.
I then headed off to get up to the bridge. I took a different route this time. It involves an underpass beneath the West Side Highway…
It is a charming place. From there you have several choices. I decided to go under the northbound off ramp…
but soon enough I was up on the bridge looking back on the way I had come and the way I would return home and wondering what kind of idiot would possibly ruin their political career by ordering the shutdown of three lanes leading on to a bridge that carried 102 million (102,000,000) vehicles in 2013.
The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
I was not going to do this again so soon (vision #1- here) but I spent the afternoon out and about uptown on the river from 155th Street to the bridge. The world was out there. Despite it only being in the low 50′s something in the air has changed and we are clearly, finally, on the threshold of spring here in NYC. So many snuggling couples out and about. Kisses filled the street. The tennis courts were full. The fishermen were out and the barbecues (a few) were going. The boarders were on the river. Yes we are on the threshold of spring and the relief was palpable.
I hope they realize this is “my” tree (long story)
Soon enough to bloom
Those crazy days when half of us are in summer and half still in winter
Now really you didn’t think my threshold wouldn’t end anywhere but here…
Of course, soon enough the whining about the summer heat will start but for now…
It has been a Mary Black kind of weekend for me so here is one of her uptempo spring songs.
Other thresholdian visions:
and speaking of someone on the threshold…
She did it! She damn well did it! Andra hit Nashville today on schedule and on target. 444 miles. This now lands in my really impressed category along with Todd Jennings running the Hudson River and Vlad and Johna’s kayaking the Everglades. I take nothing away from the others because damn, I couldn’t get close to anything like that but Todd is an ultra marathoner and Vlad and Johna are hard-core kayakers, Andra is not a hard-core walker. She is an extraordinarily nice woman who wrote a damn good book and figured out a genius way to promote it and then sacrificed her body to do so. Think about your next door neighbor, you know, that nice lady down the hall or across the street. Now think about her taking a few months to train and then walking from New York City to Bangor Maine…
Last post before finish
Pics from the last day
Really, check out her book, y’all! To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis
Yes, indeed we did.
I needed to prepare a portfolio for the last class with Amy Arbus tomorrow, 50% work from the class and 50% work of our own. While putting it together I fell back in love with this picture. This image and I have a very dysfunctional relationship. I love it then I hate it and refuse to even look at it. I printed it out today and fell in love again.
If you were eligible and needed it, I hope you signed up for the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance and didn’t let the negative Nellies and people of bad faith scare you off. Before you blow up at me, what exactly are they offering you in its place? The old system we all agree is awful? What is the definition of insanity again?
Will The ACA work? Damned if I know but I am sure it won’t if people insist on sitting in the corner, kicking their heels and holding their breath.