Wordless Wednesday (From Where I Stand Edition)

#WHPfromwhereistand ……. in the shadow of a satisfying run

1/19/13

Shadow Legs with caption

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Wordless Wednesday (Prayers for Dustin Rhodes Edition)

My friend and fellow runner, Dustin Rhodes, is having surgery for brain cancer tomorrow (1/2/13).

One prayer that is especially meaningful to him is the prayer to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. I have incorporated that prayer, as well as the names of Dustin, Rebecca (his wife), and Michael (their infant son) into the Tagxedo below:

Dustin Tagxedo

Whatever your faith tradition, any prayers and good intentions are appreciated.

For more information about Dustin, please visit this link.

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Wordless Wednesday (Brooklyn Bridge Edition)

I still marvel at the perfect days I had during my September visit to New York City.

Even though I lived there for almost three years in the early 90’s, and visited quite a few times, I had never walked the Brooklyn Bridge until this trip. Having read “The Great Bridge” by David McCullough between last year’s NYC visit and this year’s, I knew I had to walk the bridge this time.

Compared to these people huddling in the rain and approaching furor of Hurricane Sandy:

Photo Credit: Google Images

I had a blindingly perfect autumn day:

I was thrilled to see the dedications to John A. Roebling and Washington Roebling, a father and son who designed (John) and oversaw the construction of (Washington) the bridge.

AND, equally important, the tribute to Emily Roebling (Washington’s wife) who had a major role in the bridge’s completion when Washington was incapacitated.

Yes, this is the same image but I love the quote so much I am including a closer-up version:

“Back of every great work we can find the self-sacrificing devotion of a woman.”

Now back to the complete un-Sandy-ness of the day.

There is no blue like the blue of a fall NYC sky.

The Freedom Tower rising in Manhattan.

This thing was built to last.

Not going to let a young wench named Sandy mess with this 129 year old survivor.

This bridge was in my line of sight the day I got married on The Brooklyn Promenade in 1992. Now that I have walked it, this solid, beautiful, and functional structure does indeed leave me “wordless.”

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Wordless Wednesday (Soaking Sandy Edition)

One of my must-sees during my September 2012 trip to New York City was The Highline.The Highline is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.*

Beautiful views……

Deliberately designed plantings……

What’s not to love about a NYC plank?

More beautiful views……

Kevin (I think that was his name!) hard at work keeping everything beautiful.

He took time out to explain a lot about The Highline.

I think Hurricane Sandy created quite a bit of repair work for Kevin and his co-workers.

Photo Credit: Cristina Macaya

*Language from The Highline’s Website.

Wordless Wednesday (Wear Your Beads Day Edition)

Tomorrow (October 17, 2012) is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. For this day, Bead for Life is encouraging those of us who have these wonderful pieces of jewelry to wear them.

I’ll do exactly that!

(And I have registered my participation via this link (there are prizes!!))

(I’m not the only family member who wants to be involved…..)

(Bead for Life is a program through which impoverished women in Uganda make jewelry and shea butter products that are sold to help improve their lives. I bought my necklace at a Bead for Life party.)

This is Laker Fatuma. You can read her story here.

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