Lucy has posted our November swap question for all you Holiday Sister Swappers here. Basically we've asked that you share a favorite quote and how it relates to a holiday past. This subject came up because my swap partner Breanna asked me for a favorite quote. I used to be full of quotes though I couldn't think of a single one to tell her. I decided on "Live. Laugh. Love" because it's a mantra I like to try to live by. (If you want to see the November goodies I sent Breanna she has some lovely pictures here. I'll share how I did the glittered letters after the holiday!)
So what's my quote? Hmmm. Well "Such is Life" really comes to mind! LOL. Other than that nothing is really popping out for me.
So instead I just thought I'd give you a quote made by myself and I'm sure many others. "Don't forget to look up!" Strange you say? Let me explain. As many of you know, I live in New York City. We have over 8 MILLION residents. And that doesn't include the people who commute in for work from Long Island and the Tri-State area, tourists or our millions of illegal residents. The next city closest in population to us in the U.S. is Los Angeles and they only have just under 4 million residents. Oh and L.A. is 7 times larger space-wise. You do the math. Needless to say it's crowded here. I don't love it. I love my house and know how fortunate we are to live in such a large space when so many others reside in sardine cans but this is not my "forever home." I complain about it A LOT. Especially when I'm sitting on the 7 train with 400 other people and it's not moving. Oy.
So what does this have to do with "Don't forget to look up?"
*Sorry for the blurry photo! It's the best I could do while walking a crowded sidewalk.*
I get on the train at the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue every day. Something drew my attention to look up the other night and there it was. The Empire State Building all decked out for Christmas. I mean I KNOW it's there. It's always there. I just sometimes don't see it. But the other night I did and it was lovely. And it's large enough to be seen by 8 million plus people every night.
God bless New York.
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, I'll be off with friends next week and will be back to posting the week of the 26th.