watching my step ...


a few years back
 after a snowfall 
i took a tumble down 
these very stairs

for a long while after
i walked to the express station at 72nd street
to avoid another fall

like that woman 
when i do go down those stairs
i stay in the middle
i know 
it seems 
as if 
it would make 
more sense
 to
 hold onto the hand rail
but
thats where/what i was doing 
when i fell

there's a tread there on the right thats skewed
the heel on my snowboots caught
pitching me forward
since i was holding at the time
 i really twisted oddly
 avoiding 
somehow
 smashing my face 
landing on my knees

i have a scar on my shin 
its a reminder 
to stay alert 
and
 watch my step


a long weekend

i love long weekends
i have today off
(actually its still sunday but for you its now monday sometimes blogging gets confusing) 
its 
martin luther king jr day

saturday 
was 
spa day
i didnt get to sleep in
 i did have
a most wonderful massage
 followed by a facial
 a wash/blow dry

i spoil myself

it snowed a bit 
in 
the early evening


sunday 
i slept in
oh yes i did

toonman 
fed the cats 
and 
made 'my' coffee (vs his decaff)
dee-lish

i stayed in my pjs 
the 
entire
 day

oh yes i did

we ordered pizza
for dinner
half pepperoni
half mushroom
tasted a lot better than it looks


we watched 
allied
it was pretty good
so far my favorite movies 
we've watched
are 
la la land
and
moonlight






lines and angles


the lines and angles 
of the interior of the oculus 
aka westfield plaza
fascinate me

i c u

this very large mosaic is called
the oculus
its at 
the park place
subway station



(below ground the signage reads park place
 but 
at street level its chambers street)



there is
 a long pedestrian walkway
 from
 the broadway express
 to
 the queens e train

along the way 
one is
 'watched' 
by mosaic eyes



one of my favorites


that's up at 81st street
and i love the long 'legs'
i cropped this shot

you didnt want to see the grey/black slush

watch your step


the gloriousness 
of
 the white marble
is 
overshadowed
by
the fear 
of 
a misstep
a tumble

i think
 an additional handrail
 down the center 
would be
 a good thing