Saturday, August 29, 2009

RIP Teddy, In His Own Words

"My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bits & Pieces

Well, my New York trip has come and gone. So now what?

To all of you who out there who are dying to know what I "decided" or what "grand epiphanies" I experienced, you're going to have to wait a while longer...because I'm not sure any of that will happen for a while. In fact, I'm not really sure it was ever supposed to happen while I was there anyway.

Let's just say I'm "ruminating upon the revelations" as we speak. Marinating....digesting...putting together the pieces that floated in & out of my brain over the course of the week. When I know something I'm sure I'll let you know, though, so just sit tight. In the meantime, you can enjoy these little nuggets of information that I learned during my time in the city.

- If the sky is cloudy, carry an umbrella.

- You can't let actual storm clouds enter your brain & bring you down.

- If you do get caught in a storm, just try to laugh your way through it -- and try not to get hit by lightning.

- It's okay to cry in a park. No one will bother you.

- Of course you can eat at the bar -- just tip nicely & smile may just get free stuff.

- Enjoy moments of peace when you find it.

- Always charge your phone.

- You may seem alone, but you're really not.

- The best part of midtown is the tall buildings. They hide the storm clouds.

- I can yell at crazy people on bikes and still look like the classy one doing it.

- Clarity actually can come through drinking. (Helps, though, if your drinking partner is an old, dear friend.)

- I'm still the same girl I was 10 years ago; I just have to let her out.

- There are many ways from point A to point B. If the train's not co-operating, pick a new route.

- Sometimes the point isn't really to "find yourself"'s just having the courage to look at a map.

- On that note, a good GPS is a nice tool to have in your pocket.

And most importantly... often times the extraordinary is just beyond the ordinary. You just have to "look up."

Oh yeah......and Amy Poehler says "Buckle up!"