Tuesday, March 23, 2010

He gave me my eyes that I might see amazing things

I'm terrible at remembering to take pictures of things, and most of the time I just wish that my eyes were cameras so i could just blink and transport the image somewhere. But alas, since they haven't invented that yet, the next best thing is my iphone camera, which handily has captured some of the amazing things my eyes have seen in the last few months. Beautiful things make the heart burst a little bit with joy.

A piece of the Berlin Wall at the UN.

The Mermaids vs. humans fountain on a snowy day.

Princeton, NJ prior to a surprise Princeton vs. Cornell ice hockey game.

Cold but beautiful afternoon in the park on a run.

Christmas windows from Bergdorff Goodman-- actual scenes from 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox' and amazing window art with an Alice in Wonderland theme. I could look at this all year long!

Art museums! Beautiful old stuff at the Cloisters.

A bunch of the old coffins had little pudgy dogs at the feet of the person. It was odd, but delightful.

The MoMA with the Tim Burton Exhibit (with karly and sindri) and Monet's Waterlilies.


This last Saturday, Sindri and i took a train to Cortland Manor, NY for Obscura Day, which was an international day of exploring the unusual. A few months ago, i reserved tickets to go see the private collection of the "Radio Guy", who turns out to be a very nice advertising creative director, Steve Erenberg (think Don Draper) who happens to have found his passion in collecting unusual things, mostly masks and medical equipment that we aren't quite sure what it does. We weren't quite sure what to think when the cab dropped us off in front of a very normal looking house in the woods, but the Steve's delightful wife Helene invited us in and let us look around. And we were amazed. And really excited that they had opened their house to 20 random strangers for the day. These were a few of my favorites, sorry my iphone camera isn't great.

And, of course i had to go see the Mr. Brainwash presents icon in Chelsea after seeing it on Jendar's blog. I went with Misha one fine day last week (and hit up the highline afterwards).

Thanks eyes.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ok, I'm not that pathetic

Moments after sending the last post, i thought to myself, hm, I'm
feeling better, maybe I should erase that. But then again, I'm
actually curious as to how others have dealt with similar situations.
See, I have my really low moments, I cry, vent, and then feel better
and remember that my life is pretty great, just the way it is.

Especially because I just got a new job!! Yes! I'll be working as a
researcher at community justice centers here in NYC, which will be
amazing. And I'll actually be using stuff I learned in grad school!
Woot! So excited to start. I'm feeling more confident already.

Also, it is spring and I am in love with the weather. I got to wander
around today with my friend Misha on the Highline and art gallery in
Chelsey. Life can't get much better than that.

I am really quite blessed, and it just takes a little bit of reminding
of that to get me smiling again. Life moves on. And it is good. And it
works out just how it needs to.