May 26, 2008

This Is Why…

…I haven’t posted anything new in several days.New York ForestI’ve been the house guest of my oldest and most beloved friends and their awesome (and I mean awesome!) family in a heavily wooded town about fifty miles outside New York City since last Monday.

I’ve taken to awakening with the dawn here, and what you see in the above photo is the view from the patio at 6:30 a.m. or thereabouts. Uninterrupted miles of dense forest filled with just about every kind of critter imaginable.

It’s great, sitting on the patio early in the morning, staring off into the woods and listening to a hundred different kinds of birds calling out, the occasional caw of a crow, the staccato ministrations of a woodpecker on a dead tree.

That said, I find it somewhat difficult to devote any attention to the quagmire of modern political issues just now. However, as all good things come to an end, I’ll be returning to Manhattan tomorrow, and after reaclimatizing myself to the city and the unending swirl of daily life, well…

by @ 5:09 am. Filed under America The Beautiful