Today, In Manhattan (i)

Lower Manhattan – Financial District, blocks away from Wall Street. Broadway is busy with tourist activity – blocking the walkways, admiring the architecture. And me. Walking down the street. On break from work. Minding my own business. In my own world – no attention paid to the beautiful people who walk amongst us everyday – on a mission to move through the masses as quick as possible, unscathed and get back to where I began my break time journey – work. When a stranger’s unnecessary and unwarranted, complete sincerity stops me dead in my tracks – forces me to pay attention, to be present and realize the importance of a simple gesture of kindness. And there I was amongst the beautiful people. Stunned. As pretty as a picture. Very pretty. And so was I – in that moment. Thankful. Happy. Photographic.