Monday, April 30, 2012

The back of me

When April was about ten or so, she was surprised to find out that I had never been to New York.
"When I'm 25, mom" she said. "Let's go to New York." So we made a date. A promise. A pinky swear.
I still haven't gone....she's turned 25...so we're leaving Montreal for New York on Wednesday.
I am very excited, but still it is very hard to leave my quiet. All images have to do with urgent deadlines.

17 comments:

April said...

mom its gonna be great! and we have 22 hours of train - stitching time!

xo

Judy Martin said...

I know - it is going to be great.

It's just getting out of here that is hard - once I'm across the bridge, things will be fine.

mansuetude said...

a knowing smile crosses my heart.

i love city (once i am there)

will the stitches change breathi/rhythm in journal. or like the practiced monk perhaps u carry the silence into the marketplace.

enjoy!

Connie Rose said...

Have a fabulous time in NY! I haven't really been there myself, except just passing through a couple times. And often I yearn to go. So enjoy it for me, too!

Ms. said...

Wooo-Hoooo!Ha! I just sent you an email, and be assured, train travel is the most humane mode of transportation still....but bring your own snacks.

deanna7trees said...

you will love it. inspiration is everywhere.

Grace Martin said...

You will love it, Mom! I am excited for you :)

Serena said...

Oh how awesome. I too have never been. Enjoy you two

Els said...

Have a good time over there !!! Great going by train and having "stitching-time" ...love that !
(never been to New York either ha, ha ;-) !!!)

Jennifer said...

Oh! Have a wonderful time in NYC! The city should be gorgeous right now.
Actually, you'll only be a train ride away from where I live in CT.

Happy 25th to April as well!

Heather said...

You will love New York! There are some good exhibitions on now, well there probably always are. Have fun!

Penny Berens said...

Oh...do enjoy...and like April says...all that train time for stitching Too!

Nancy said...

The only time I was there was my first 6 weeks of life! So, I have never Really been there! Would have loved to have been able to go with my mom and learn about her life there :)

Karen said...

Enjoy! Wishing you travel mercies.

Anonymous said...

Echoing the well wishes. Be inspired n return safely. 22 more hours on return leg. Cheers Henrietta.

Sujata Shah said...

Have a great time with your daughter in the city full of inspirations.

Margaret said...

I spent the summer as an "au paire" in White Plains when I was 16 (that would be 1969). I went into The City whenever I was off -- Broadway ("Mame" with Anne Miller), Radio City Music Hall, top of the Empire State Building, FAO Schwartz for toys, the United Nations -- once went in with another au paire and spent a happy hour trying on fur coats in Saks 5th Avenue! Have a glorious time. It is a special place. Visit the garment district. Buy fabric. Enjoy!