Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Reflections on 911

Nicole Richards-Sharpe

On this muggy summer night in New York City, one can not help but gaze at the twin shafts of blue projected to the heavens where the Twin Towers once stood.  They stand as beacons of light, helping us to reflect on all of the innocents who lost their lives twelve years ago.

I reflect upon the thousands who populate heaven now as well as those loved ones in my life who I have lost recently.  The solace inspires me to live my life to my fullest.  Our lives on Earth are truly short.  Do not waste time.  Pursue your dreams in the face of critics.  Don't wonder why that person doesn't like you.  Don't chase after money in the hopes of being happy.  Happiness is free.  Say Yes.  Say No. Smile on a cloudy day.  Change your outlook in life.  Stop and watch, a spider, an ant, a pigeon.  Walk, run, soar! Life is precious, priceless and short.  Live it now while you can.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

2013 West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn

Millions of spectators and revelers turn up every year to get a taste of the largest parade in the U.S. - the annual West Indian Day Parade.   Brooklyn lights up with the young and old as they chip down de road on Eastern Parkway. Local businesses and even politicians compete for a chance to be seen. I was able to capture just some of the colorful sights below (such as Anthony Weiner dancing to reggae music). Enjoy!

Eliot Spitzer

Anthony Weiner