Friday evening: 20Sept13--DC to NYC
Well, that was a kick! Took the train from the Baltimore airport right up through Philadephia into New York City. It was a welcome respite of just sitting, watching the scenery go by, meditation, reading in 7 Men and doing some writing.
Arriving in NYC late morning I checked my suitcase into a safe place and took off to see the city. My host, whom I had met at a SCORRE Conference in the Atlanta area a couple of years ago and have been mentoring ever since, was not due back through Penn Station until early evening. That gave me the good excuse to go see the city and take advantage of a whole day to think, and think and think.
So where did I head first? Of course. The Apple cube up on 5th Avenue. It was a madhouse day for every Apple store in the country as the new iPhone 5 was finally on sale. There are 800 employees at this store, alone, and it is open 24 hours a day.
My battery on my iPhone was not holding a charge very long, and came to find out the battery was about gone from a lot of use, so it needed a new one. That got me in the door. :-)
Then, taking a long walk around I ended the afternoon in Times Square, where even this olde man had his picture blinking up on one of those huge screens. Thanks to a great series of Hyundai adds. About every 5th to 6th person there spoke English. The hundreds of others? From all over the golbe. The Asian couple were from Shanghai and the man was from Iran. Fascinating talking to them in the line.
James Vanreusel, my host, and I finally met up back at Penn Station and took the subway down to the West Village where he lives. He works in the area of micro-finance for underserved countries. One more amazing young soul.
A long, late dinner allowed us to catch up at a favorite place of his about two blocks from his apartment. Do New Yorkers ever sleep? lol
From where I sat out on the sidewalk I could see the Freedom Tower to the east, where the World Trade Center Towers had once stood. Will be there on Monday.
In the midst of all the sights, some strategic thinking about LDG's future was accomplished that began in PA. There is deep peace tonight and a new kind of encouragement growing in my soul. Something solid and good is stirring...........