Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Last weekend Laura and I got to go to New York to stay with some of our friends who live in Brooklyn [Thanks for hosting us Lisa & Dustin, we had a blast!]. We were only there for three days, but we did a lot in those days.

The whole time I was in the city, I was overwhelmed by the number of people and the energy that the city creates. It blows my mind to think about 8 million people living in such a concentrated area. Each person has hopes, dreams, struggles, fears, relationships, etc. So many want to make it big, so many are just concentrating on surviving. This world we live in is so amazingly complex. And the complexity of our world is what makes it simultaneously beautiful and difficult/overwhelming. Perhaps no other place in this world highlights this point as well as New York.

Here is a list of the things we did on the trip:
  • Ate at two great pizza joints (Grimaldi's & John's)
  • Liberty Island
  • Ellis Island
  • Times Square
  • Saw Les Miserables on Broadway
  • Saw an Irish rock band at a local pub (our friend was the drummer)
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Attended Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • Central Park
  • Went to Magnolia Bakery to mack on some cupcakes
Good Times!

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