When Anthony and I were walking down W62nd Street behind Lincoln Center yesterday, we met a woman who was rather eager to talk about the new construction going up on that block just off 10th Avenue. Apparently, the new building is most likely going to obstruct her view. And I guess seeing me curiously looking through the peep holes of the construction barricade made her believe that I might be a concerned neighbor. Anyway, I don’t want to dwell on the woman’s bad luck. Meeting her just reminded me to be thankful for my own semi-obstructed view. I look out and enjoy it every day and am glad to be reminded to appreciate it. Here are some other things I’m grateful for this week.
• A beautiful performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony by the London Symphony Orchestra this weekend. • Following my bike training schedule so far. • Brunch at Sagaponack. • Ezekiel cereal. • The surprise envelope that came in the mail from my sister Muriel. • The Apple Forum on craigslist. • Jae Barclay for hosting the best workshops and webinars for business owners interested in web design and SEO. • Ryan emailing me a perfectly detailed explanation of the very complicated typography homework assignment. • Discovering all the fun things to do in Milan and Florence. • Being remembered by friends…you know who you are. • Resisting the temptation of the Academy Awards show and getting my work done instead. • Meeting the daughter of a long lost friend of my mother’s on Facebook. • The easy-to-follow exercises in The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing. • A.I. Friedman. • Bed Bath & Beyond accepting expired 20% off coupons. • My new toilet seat. (It really is the little things!) • Cat Dancer. • Having spring in the air and little sprouts pushing up from the ground. • Getting a text out of the blue from my cousin Gil.