A couple of weeks ago, while Brook was away at camp, Bill and I took a quick trip to NYC. This trip was mainly about Bill’s work, but in between his meetings we were able to sneak in some quality time together.
We stayed at a hotel in Soho that was very convenient to where Bill needed to be for his meetings, and I was very happy to be surrounded by so much to see and do while he was busy doing the work thing. In the mornings, instead of rushing off to try and squeeze in non-stop activities, I decided to take it easy and began each day by simply soaking in the view from our room.
Then after having some breakfast in bed, I’d leisurely head out to see some of the neighborhood. Poor Bill was on a tight schedule, but I was free as a bird. It was such a treat for me to have this open time…time to just walk around and look at the beautiful buildings under the brilliant blue sky.
And as I walked around some more, I noticed that the sky was reflected onto the windows in soothing shades of blue…
…and a bit later on, swaths of pink would appear throughout the sky…
…and onto the windows as well.
And then the night would come and the lights would begin to go on, illuminating the streets and the buildings in the sky in flickers of varying color. It was like a visual concert, and the view from this garden park walkway had little noise to distract either visually or audibly. It was all very peaceful.
It seems that nowadays wherever I go, I am drawn to search out some quiet time to enjoy the sky and to walk about in whatever pockets of nature are available. Thankfully, most cities offer these kinds of places. And if you’re lucky, you’ll also find walkways near the water – strolling while listening to the lapping of the gentle waves as the sun sets is such a perfect way to end the day as well…especially when you are with your special guy.
And you…have you been enjoying the sky and/or waters? I hope that you’ve been taking it all in and taking it easy as well.