Friday, December 7, 2012

Rediculata

As you know, last month I completed a challenge to blog ever day of November. And at the beginning I wasn't sure that I would be able to find enough material for thirty blogs in thirty days. But as I embarked on a search for that material, I quickly came to realize that it is everywhere. Every person I saw, every street I crossed, every store I shopped in all of a sudden became fodder for a new post. At some point during the month of November, my eyes started seeing the world in a new way. As a place teeming with rediculata just begging to be turned in to a blog post. And I really got my blogging mo-jo back.

But it was not enough just to write about it. I wanted you to see exactly what it was that I was talking about. So during November my phone started living in my hand as I walked the streets of both Manhattan and my new town, instead of resting snugly in the inside pocket of my bag. Because I needed to be able to pull it out and snap a picture at a moments notice. And carrying my phone became somewhat of a habit, even after November ended. Because it turns out that I really liked posting something every day, and I wanted to keep it up if I could.

And now, I am proud to say, my eyes are wide open. I no longer walk the streets with my head buried in my phone, or with my mind wandering. I like to look around. See what's going on, because in this city where I used to live and now come every day to work, something is always going on.

And if my mind wanders, I could miss something.

Like Cookie Monster and Elmo on their afternoon stroll up Sixth Avenue. I wonder what they're talking about?

8 comments:

  1. I love it! There must be so many unusual things to see in NYC.

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  2. We saw them when we were there last weekend too - but they weren't strolling, they were trying to make money by posing in pictures. I like your sighting better!

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  3. That's an awesome picture. Between that, the camels, and the well dressed commuters your day is very visually stimulating.

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  4. I am so with you. I am more aware and looking for interesting things in my life. I want to write about them all! I've missed two days in the first week of Dec. because "life" got involved but I missed blogging. Its a great way to insure your eyes are wide open. Plus, I get to read about your crazy NYC!

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  5. I'm always so buried in my phone. It's so bad, that if I looked up for a minute I might even get embarrassed! I've seen the Elmo and Cookie Monster in Times Square, but what a great picture to snap of them walking and talking on the street not performing!!

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  6. Great perspective! I carry my camera everywhere with me; it makes my purse so big that my husband often jokes, "Are you running away?" as I'm heading out the door.

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  7. What a great picture. I like how far back it is, so you can see everyone else just going about their business with these characters strolling along in the midst of it.

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  8. I love it and I'm the same way!

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