One of my favorite displays at Rockefeller Center
The traditional selfie with the ice skating rink in the background
The doorman at FAO Schwarz who was making sure that no one entered the store before 11am. They were hosting a special event for the families of fallen firefighters from 9/11. FAO Schwarz always makes me feel like a kid again.
While we watched the tree trimming at Rockefeller Center, Tom asked if we could have a cutting from the tree! After we were gifted one of the branches, the security guard told us to wait a minute. He gave us pine cone decorations on another branch!
I caption this photo "Jaywalker Tom":
What an incredible way to kick off the holiday season in New York. We were able to enjoy the City before the throngs of holiday goers arrived. Our waitress at Junior's told us the holiday week began on Monday for New York schools!
Everyone is ready to celebrate this year after a year of darkness, uncertainty, fear, hope, possibilities, isolation, and waiting as we do in Advent. Yes, we need a lot of Christmas this year.
Sunlight sparkles on the water
dancing on the gentle ripples
how long we waited to see the sun again
darkness and fear were all pervasive
would light ever prevail
lying in waiting
world's troubles heavy
bearing down on tender hearts
weary as days became months
keep hope alive
Emerging from the pandemic
is it safe?
out into the world
leap of faith
at times waiting seemed unbearable
what joy culminates
sweet experiences that hearts yearned for
ordinary times become extraordinary
hugs' pleasure magnified
seeing smiles once more
happy and free
into the light.
From my heart to yours
In health and wellness,
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