Escape To New York

Merry Christmas from New York. The family and I ran away for Christmas and find ourselves in New York City. This may be the greatest city in the world (with all respect to my home town of San Francisco, also quite awesome).

We are in search of snow and wonder. I think we will get snow this week and New York is full of wonder. Away we go.

A day of peace and reflection lies ahead. First to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Christmas Mass and later to Ground Zero to pay our respects. No matter your religion, Christmas day serves as a reminder to focus on our connection with others, family and everyday strangers. Less we forget … it is better to give than to receive.

I wake up here in New York and not a present in sight, just a special city outside waiting for me.

All the best to you this holiday season and always … WeMoveTogether.

Here is a great New York Christmas song by Rob Thomas. Watch and enjoy the spirit. Wish me luck, I am heading out the door.

 

8 thoughts on “Escape To New York

  1. Merry Christmas Michael. We were in the city last night – and it was certainly snowing then…not sure much stuck around. Love this Rob Thomas carol. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the Big Apple.

  2. Anonymous

    Michael, all the best to you and your family in the coming year. Your blog has been a welcome addition with the thoughtful insights.

  3. i understand that you are trynig to be happy and cheerful.so i will try not to be mean here, Jesus is not the reason for the season. Pope Gregory 13 is. You see the birthdate of Jesus is unknown, but most bible scholars believe that it was either early spring or late fall.because the shepards were in the fields at the time. and the shepards would not be in the fields in the middle of the winter.Pope Gregory, placed the celebration of the birth of Christ on the 25 of december to coincice with a Pagan Holiday that happens durring that time of year. the Winter solstice can be as early as dec 21 or as late as jan 6. the median date is the 25th of december. this was done to win converts to the Christian church.by all means celebrate anytime that you want to. but please respect the rest of the world and recognise that other people have been celebrating at this time of year for much longer than Christianity has been around. the quote Jesus is the reason for the season had some good intentions when it was made. the idea was that the holiday was not about commercialism and money but about family and celebration. but when i hear it now, it is usually in the contest of Jesus being the one true reason for this entire time of year. this is a completly false assumption.with that being said. noone has any claim to this time of year.so yes have a Merry Christmasa Happy KwanzaHappy Hanukkahand a peacful Winter Solstice or Yule.

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