"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think." - Dale Carnegie
On the train to Grand Central, I finally was able to copy this poem called "Grand Central" by Billy Colliins that I have seen many times on the trains:
The city orbits around eight million
centers of the universe
And turns around the golden clock
at the still point of this place
Lift up your eyes from the moving hive
and you will see time circling
under a vault of stars and know
Just when and where you are.
Thursday I headed to Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central (site of the Christmas Holiday Market, and Tuff Kookooshka is coming back!). Columbia had schedules a number of informational talks throughout the day Upon arriving the Hall was pretty quiet, a group of teens were sitting enjoying a chat for themselves on the chairs set up for the discussions. I found the Columbians in charge, and they had decided to “bag” the talks..I did stay and chatted about some ideas, dreams, for a bit..Will be researching later.
|The Next Level|
It was a gorgeous early Autumn day, so I leisurely strolled along 42nd Street to one of my favorite places, Bryant Park, directly behind the main branch of the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. I spent the better part of the afternoon reading various and wonderful newspapers and magazines offered for Everyone’s enjoyment (there are also books available). I was definitely not alone, but it was very peaceful all the same.
|Breakfast view before class|
Friday evening I headed down to the Tribeca Cinema to attend “Fashion in Film” hosted by DailyCandy and Tribeca Film Festival. First I attended:
Following the discussion there were passed appetizers in the bar, then I attended a sneak preview of “Romeo and Juliet”.
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s epic and searing tale of love, is revitalized on screen by writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and director Carlos Carlei (The Flight of the Innocent). An ageless story from the world’s most renowned author is reimagined for the 21stCentury. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. With an all-star cast including Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti and Stellan Skarsgard, it affords those unfamiliar with the tale the chance to put faces to the two names they’ve undoubtedly heard innumerable times: Romeo and Juliet. Every generation deserves to discover this lasting love.
Saturday morning as I waited to walk with my Friend to the first class of Philosophy 2, I felt like a kid on the first day of school again! It was wonderful to see familiar faces, catch up on our summers. And, meet interesting new People as well. Such a treat, and only 4 blocks away on my street.After class, Kristi and I celebrated our final lunch as “roommates” where we began it a year ago, at Cascabel Taqueria . As always it was great. We celebrated how far we’ve come in our healing confident, with trepidation still, that we will be stronger and healthier than ever as we move forward in our lives.