578 – 652 in a year of 2012 wOws!

My “word” for 2012 is wOw!           

wOw! is one of those fabulous words that fits positive, negative and neutral situations.  It’s a word we can use when no other will work.   Over this next year of Sundays, I’m going to share some wOw!moments from the previous week.  By December 31, 2012, I’ll have shared 2012wOw! moments.   

I hope you’ll have spotted (and maybe even shared) close to that, too.

Here’s what made me say wOw! this week:

578.  Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty from the air;

579.  how HUGE Calvary First cemetery is;

580.  midtown NYC traffic on a Friday afternoon;

581.  my surprising sense of stillness in The Crowds;

582.  getting to know a good friend even better;

583.  Bodum coffee cups;

584. three women swapping lessons and stories;

585.  what a gift is is to accept generosity;

586.  how soothing the sounds of traffic can be (from INSIDE :));

587.  closet lights that are door operated;

588.  a genuine smile from a New Yorker;

589.  dancing children;

590.  how laughing drunks and honking horns are the Big City equivalent of LKW morning songbirds;

591. seeing the balcony from which Connor Clapton fell;

592.  Rock Center;

593. St Thomas Anglican Church;

594.  St Patrick’s Cathedral;

595.  Carnegie Hall;

596.  the Russian Tea Room;

597.  Radio City Music Hall;

598. Bond 45;

599.  Book of Mormon!;

600.  post-theatre pedi cab = highway robbery;

601. eating a REAL NYC bagel while reading the NYTimes in NY;

602. meeting a former Rockette who was in town for a Rockette reunion;

603. the Webster Apartment Building;

604.  my first glimpse of the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower;

605. walking the High Line to Chelsea;

606.  Chelsea Market;

607.  bagpipe parade down 9th Ave;

608.  Spice Market;

609.  street vendors;

610. the Garment District;

611. the Lower East Side Tenement Museum;

612. candlelight Evening Prayer at the Church of the Incarnation;

613. all of the different languages I heard in Central Park;

614. a loving Italian mother and her two sons;

615.  a magnificent Chinese musician near the Bethesda Fountain;

616.  standing near That Spot in front of The Dakota;

617.  Strawberry Fields;

618.  the Imagine memorial to John Lennon;

619. international tour groups;

620.  watching a polar bear do the backstroke;

621.  playFULL seals;

622.  the humble honor of having lunch with Stephan Pollan;

623.  storylistening;

 624.  homecomings;

625.  jasmine in full bloom;

626.  Plan Bs,

627.  remembering (and choosing) what’s Important;

628.  listening to a triumphant and brave young woman;

629.  my DVR;

630.  The Good Wife;

631.  Blue Bloods;

632. my heavy heart because I hurt the feelings of someone I love very much;

633.  accepting the forgiveness of that dear woman;

634.  concern for my mom;

635.  relief about  my mom;

636.  the cool connection between ‘the kids’ of residents at Mom’s Senior Independent Living complex;

637.  the amazing kindness of two of the above;

638.  the stranger in the car ahead of me buying my iced tea at a drive-thru;

639. visiting my sister’s grave for the first time since her funeral;

640.  how Cheap Therapy really WORKS;

641.  fish tacos;

642.  a fragile visit from my brother-in-law and Blossom’s cousin Tika;

643. Tom winning a trophy in his first car show;

644.  what a great cook my younger nephew is;

645. a repaired air conditioner;

646.  Blossom’s new lab puppy 2nd cousin, Sandy;

647.   the healing power of honesty and trust;

648.  a humbling thunderstorm;

649. how much better double butter popcorn tastes than 92% fat free;

650.  knowing that the North Carolina Strawberry Queen lives just five doors down the street (yay, McKayla!);

651.  diet ginger ale with a slice of lime;

652. a supermoon (who knew?);

What’s made you say wOw! this week?

3 thoughts on “578 – 652 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. WOW! What an amazing trip to NY–is there anywhere you didn’t go?
    And HOW did you have lunch with Stephen Pollan (and what did you eat??)

  2. Loved, loved, loved vicariously absorbing your NYC trip…there’s nothing like the magic and energy of The Big Apple. Oh, did I mention that I LOVED reading about all your fun New York adventures?!?! 🙂

  3. amma/Robin, it was a whirlwind to.be.sure! Stephan is a friend of the gal pal with whom i visited The City. we ate healthy salads 🙂

    Pickett, but didja LOVE it? 🙂

    thanks ya’ll…

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