Did you miss it?
On the corner baby it’s cold outside, but the crowd will keep us warm. Buses rumble. Yellow taxis honk. The subway vibrates the ground. The aroma of roasted chestnuts floats past. Flashing marquees chase incessantly. People chatter, we hear a shout, a whistle and laughter. We’re paused on the curb, but in a split-second, hand-in-hand, we’ll move.
Did you catch it?
Ushers lead patrons to each ticketed destination. Murmurs roll along rows of plush seats. White snowflakes projected on the walls symbolize individuality. An organist overture gives way to the orchestra and finally the dancers emerge resplendent in costume. Confidence fills the air and we search for a familiar face. The high energy of a live performance in time with musicians and cast hitting their marks sweeps us away.
Do you feel it?
Servers glide around chairs. Clinks of silverware and glasses echo against an exposed brick wall. Evergreen bursts from ledges. Bites of fluffy biscuit, creamy mashed potatoes, succulent mussels, colossal sandwiches and mouth-watering meatloaf are washed down with delicious cocktails. In this place, smiles reach the eyes. Multiple conversations carry multiple connections, the product of friendships years in the making. A warm moment etched in time like a sepia tinted photograph. It’s all homemade.
Will you share it?
Holidays are a flurry, a maniac close to meltdown. The excitement of anticipation hits you with force. Those quiet moments in between, the off beats, will make the grand ones count. Cherish those fleeting memories. Wishing you a meaningful holiday season. See you in 2016!