Bryant Park is humming again

It’s Wednesday and it’s a beautitul, sunny one — unbelievably gorgeous and we’re warming up!  I managed to arrive in Manhattan a little earlier than usual and I just couldn’t resist the invitation to sit a while in Bryant Park.  I thought it would be a good way to start my day, and a perfect place to sit quietly and pray.  Wednesday being my novena day for Our Lady of Perpetual Help.   Thanks to technology — I actually don’t carry a prayer book anymore but instead have one of the countless published novenas bookmarked on my blackberry.  (I personally prefer this site although there are others out there, only because “column view” allows you to read the prayers by just scrolling down in any fontsize.)

I walked up the steps from the Avenue of the Americas and found the great lawn cordoned off.  There were bulldozers and other heavy equipment moving about, “ironing” dirt and I suddenly thought “skating rink”.  I guess they’re getting ready for it. 

There were still seats aplenty and I picked my little corner, put my bags down and I looked around me and just sat quietly.  That was a good way to start the day. 

A special project involving a lot of wire twisting has been keeping me up lately.  I might have to take  a break, though — one of my fingers is feeling the strain from working with the pliers and wire.  Maybe it’s also the new diet pill I’m taking which is keeping me up, but I’ve been able to wake up on time even if I slept at past 1am.  Today, I’m wearing my gold fancy yarn wrap — sans the fringe which I am still undecided as to whether or not I will add or forego for this project.  (Forego?)  In my busy world, working with my hands has helped me to unwind at the end of the day and to recharge for another round when the sun rises again.

That thought somehow put this post on a standstill, yet I feel there is much more to say.  In time..

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