Wonderful Day

“May all your days be wonderful!”

What a wonderful day! Alex and I hopped on a bus into the city and joined my darling sister Stephanie and her husband Luis for a ride around Manhattan in a lovely 1920s-style wooden cruiser. It was cozy and the view was amazing. It was a day to be savored, to soak in new sights and sounds — and recharge.

Afterwards, we wandered around 10th avenue in the Chelsea area. One highlight of the day was ambling on the Highline — an elevated railroad track that’s been converted to a park and walkway. The view is fabulous: you’re up just high enough to see the architectural details of dozens of old buildings. Below me, I was delighted to spy a bookstore with a colorful banner waving outside with the word “READ” emblazoned on it. My kind of place!

As we sauntered above the city amidst an abundance of flowers and greenery, I couldn’t help but notice that there were people sprinkled all around this airborne park totally immersed in reading. One fellow sat on a bench in a dapper business suit poring over a book, oblivious to everyone around him. Later, we came upon a young woman relaxing on a huge wooden chaise lounge, book in hand and happy as a clam. She looked for all the world as if she were on a beach in the Bahamas, instead of the middle of Manhattan.

After a delicious dinner, Alex and I headed home on the train. Waiting for the 8:37 to roll in, I ran into a fellow named Stan who knew me way back when Alex was just a little tyke. We chatted for a bit and as we parted, he gave me a hug and said, “May all your days be wonderful!” How miraculous to have such a beautiful blessing bestowed upon me in a bustling train station! And since words are like magic wands, I pass the same blessing onto you: “May all your days be wonderful!” Write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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