Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sit in Peace

I suspect a trip to NYC is on my horizon. It will be during the 8th anniversary of 9/11 at that. Intersting time to be in the city I have to suppose.

While looking up all the things to do there and building my list, I keep coming across St. Patrick's Cathedral and I had a really vivid flashback of the amazing churchs I saw in Europe a few years ago. Those and the train stations impressed me immensley. I remember sitting in wooden pews just listening to the sounds of chiors practicing and the old benches sqeaking. Every country we stopped in, we found a church to visit. In the whirlwind of a 9-country trip in 21-days adventure, I cherished those quiet moments in those old buildings. It was nice to just be still and quite and observe those moments in time.

So, even just on the other side of this rock that I live on, I think I will have to make time to go and sit in a moment of peace in St. Patrick's and ponder where I am, in the moment, in the day, and in life.


  1. Lo - I urge you to read this AMAZING book (fiction) written about NYC, you simply must read this before you go. The author, Pete Hamill, is a wonder writer, and I know you'll appreciate his prose. Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

    It is one of the best books I've ever read. Both unique, and powerful.

    I'd give you my copy but I've lent it out to someone else.

  2. I will totally look it can be my reading material for one of my upcoming adventures. :)

  3. I I went to Paris and Italy when I was 15, and all i remember is those beautiful cathedrals