Friday, January 1, 2016

Jan 2016

The Empire State Building Shows Off...

New Year's Day brought snow to my hilltop perch above the Don Valley... and earlier this week Kate's new New Jersey perch showed off NYC's seasonal sparkle. Yes, I spent a happy Christmas week in Union City, hanging with Kate, lazing with Jessica Jones and London Spy and more HGTV than anyone could possibly guess is even possible. Upon David's return from Portland we entrained for the greatest tacos in this Texan's life... at Manhattan's Chelsea Market, followed by memories of Italy with deep chocolate gelato at Eataly on 5th Avenue!

I'm looking forward to a year of creative joy and reflection... and remembering Jack Cheng's entreaty, I wish us all a year that is "restorative, overwhelming, spent with loved ones, quiet with solitude, everything, everything."

Yes, especially everything!


and never, ever forget Vonnegut's request:

I urge you to please notice when you are happy,
And exclaim or murmur or think at some point,

"If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”