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December 27, 2010

>I don’t know if you guys heard, but it snowed a little bit here in the Northeast. I was supposed to get a ride into the city today with my parents, but they’ve bailed to stay home, shovel the driveway and play hooky from work. Since NJTransit has also decided to play hooky, I’m stuck here, editing photos and generally trying to get some work done. Sitting in my teeny-tiny bed wearing a hat and hood and listening to James Taylor.

 I woke up this morning and instead of helping my parents shovel snow, decided to take pictures of them in the act. I’m not sure if they were upset or not, but when my Mom sees the picture of her Muckluck boots and pj pants she’ll rejoice, I’m sure.

While it would’ve been amazing to wake up in the city in the storm, I’m pretty glad that I’m here. Only a few of my NY friends are around and it would’ve been lonely. Sure, my family’s excessive noise has moved me to exile in my bedroom by noon, but at least there’s food in the fridge. I’ve been scanning and editing my cross-country photos for the past few days, so I’m going to post a few here:

West Texas-Cowboy
 Edenton, North Carolina-Tree Island
Edenton- Colonial Jail
 White Sands, New Mexico-Boy
 Austin Motel-Bug
West Texas-Water Tower
White Sands- Ford
 San Antonio-Mission Flower
 Mission San Jose-Crosses
 West Texas-Church

Now, to finish up, today’s Reverb10 Prompt:

December 27 – Ordinary Joy Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

Ordinary moment, full of joy. Easy. Right before I left New York, I got a babysitting job in Tribeca one Friday night. I arrived and met the kids, a 10 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, and they showed me around their (huge) loft apartment and introduced me to their neighbor. As soon as their parents left, they went over to the computer and put on the YouTube video for “Dynamite”. They piled the couch cushions on the floor and began jumping off of the couches onto the cushions and dancing to the song. These kids could move. The moment was a little bit sad because I realized that I was too old to ever do something like that again, even though it feels like yesterday that I was jumping onto couch cushions with my brother and dancing to the music, but more than sad it was just amazing to watch. Pure joy.

PS: For those of you just coming back to the blog world…hope you had a lovely holiday!
2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2010 10:57 PM

    >Awesome photos!

  2. December 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    >*drags himself from 15 hour sleep induced by a week long drinking binge*HI! I hope you had a great Christmas. I was watching my little cousins play on Boxing Day – I had exactly the same feeling. I'm too old to slide down the stairs on a duvet now. Midnight feats aren't fun anymore. It's a damn shame. But then again, they can't drink yet. So there.

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