March 11, photo of the day

It was a glorious 65 degrees here today and sunny.

Needless to say, we went to Central Park.

You could feel the earth getting ready to burst forth, and palpable relief oozed from the pores of every t-shirt wearing, jacket toting (because it was too warm to have them on) person we met.   The relief is going to be short-lived, because  Thursday’s high will be barely 26 degrees.  But today gave us a glimpse of the Spring light at the end of what has been a very long Winter tunnel.

We were not the only ones who headed to the park.  In fact, it was packed.

I heard more than one grown up look wistfully at Heckscher Playground and say “I wish I had a kid with me so that I’d have an excuse to go in there.”  (I’m not kidding about this.  As Ben and I approached the entrance, those words were being said around us.)

It was a day that made everyone feel like a kid again.

So of course it is fitting that today’s photo of the day be an actual kid, expressing with his whole body the joy we all felt at being out in warm sunshine.    My daughter’s best friend took one look at this photo and said, “It looks like something HONY would take!”

Glorious day.

About Amy

Amy Milstein was born and raised on a farm in Indiana, but after 20+ years considers herself a full-fledged New Yorker. She is married with two kids, who do not go to school but are instead life learners. This means they learn by living in the world (real life ) instead of hearing about it and simulating it in a classroom. With her family, Amy loves to travel, read, watch movies, write, sew, knit - the list is endless.
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