Of the Moment

Did you miss it?Manhattan skyline from Central Park

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?

UNeon Radio City sign with pedestrians and cars and buses gonig pastshers 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?MetLife Building Christmas Tree and Lit festive wreath

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!

~Susan

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Casee says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours and to all of your readers. May many more join us in 2016!

  2. herheadache says:

    Love your writing here. Very vivid. Merry Christmas

    1. Thanks! It was a whirlwind to write.

  3. Happy Christmas and New Year, Susan. I am looking forward to more of your wonderful blogs in 2016. When I get my IT glitches sorted out, I hope to be blogging again soon.

    1. Cheers, Bridget. Eager for you to be writing more in 2016. Now if you’ll excuse me, my terriers have decided to cause a stir.

  4. Trisha says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Susan!

    1. Right back at you, Trisha! I hope you and your family have a great time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well stated Susan!

  6. Anonymous says:

    You nailed it. I especially enjoyed the friendships years in the making.
    Big G

  7. I was trying to think of a word to describe this post then I saw Kerry’s comment and there it was – Vivid!! This piece was so vivid it was like high def. Happy New Year Susan.

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