On a day etched in the minds of people everywhere, a simple prayer I have for the City and those live here:
For the city that never sleeps – take rest.
For the people that never stop – pause.
On the streets that always change – remember what has come before…
…. but embrace the here and now.
For the city that moves on – know your full future potential.
Explore the human heart. Engage in your culture. Know who you are.
Helps us learn how to invest in one another.
Out of the mist rises goodness and greatness where people endure …
… and hearts can be healed.
We are becoming… Lead us there, oh Lord.
Each time I go to my hometown in Indiana I’m often asked in one way or another why I live in New York City because the pervasive reality of New York City is that not every type of person would like to live in the City because of the hassles and the questions are numerous as to why I live in New York City.
Oddly enough, I struggle to describe the reason I live New York, in coherent manner, not because of a lack of endearment for the City but because of a lack of words that can correctly embody the sentiment I carry of the opportunities and hope that this City has given to my life and can give to so many.
After four years, almost to the day, I think I may have finally found something that gets closer to what I mean to say each time when I ramble on:
“New York is not a static thing – It’s not ‘New York is…,’ it’s ‘New York is becoming…‘”
Kenneth T. Jackson – Historian
The American Experience: New York, Episode Four
For me, New York is where the opportunity is. Due to the transient nature it is also the most exciting because once you’ve in New York you’ll always take a little bit of that back with you.
This is why I love New York.
It doesn’t exist and it makes me really upset!
I moved to Manhattan 1 month ago expecting the beautiful pleasures of Delivery.com, Fresh Direct and countless others.
Nada. Zilch. Nada.
OK. It’s no that bad but the delivery options from delivery.com are so incredibly horrible and I have to ask: “Where is that ‘Manhattan touch’ that I was expecting? Where is the incredible feeling of being able to be Sandra Bullock in ‘The Net’ and not have to leave my apartment?”
Seriously – people.
While I surely won’t suffer, I do have to wonder really where is technology leading us in today’s society? Will it be able to stand the test of time?
Serve because you have so much to give.
Even though September 27th was designated a day of National Action doesn’t mean we can’t get to the party late.
A lot of us have a lot to give back and yet we choose not to give (as much as we could). Bogopolis believes in a world of serving, a world of giving back – because, quite frankly, we (I) have been give so much.
Step up in this time of uncertainty and give back to those that don’t have as much as you do.
Imagine the enormous difference it would make to our communities and nation if every American served for a year with a community-service group, nonprofit enterprise or faith-based organization.
This month we’re introducing in the Senate the Serve America Act, which provides funding and incentives for service programs, so that as many people as possible can serve at any or every stage of their lives. We want to make it feasible for many to devote a year or more to service. We’ve already seen lives change as Americans give their time and talents to service organizations. But we know much more could be done. It’s time to encourage many more Americans to roll up their sleeves and volunteer in communities at home and abroad. Americans across the nation are beginning to answer this call, devoting one year or more to volunteer service and, in the process, changing the world.
Time Magazine: Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch
As reported on May 9th, 2007 – Bogopolis.com :: Where’s the Wheat?
Folks – I’m going nuts in New York City; I’m surrounded by all this healthiness and no wheat chex.
You really got to try the mix sometime.