Posts Tagged With: New York City

Day 2184: Don’t miss the drama

Yesterday morning,  before leaving our dramatic New York City airbnb to attend the second and final day of a dramatic  group therapy conference, I didn’t miss the drama of this sign on the wall:

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I didn’t miss the fact that  “Don’t miss the drama” was a perfect invitation for a day of learning, connection, and  participation in the human drama of group therapy.

In those groups, I learned, again, how the dramas, traumas, thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the individuals present can dramatically form and transform a group experience. I’m so glad I didn’t miss the drama of that group therapy conference, despite the drama of our traumatic drive from Boston to NYC through white-out conditions on Thursday night.

Don’t miss the drama in my other photos from yesterday.

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IMG_1125Did you pick up or miss the dramatic thanks I’m giving to the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and everyone else who contributed to the wonderful drama of my days in New York? Also, don’t miss the drama of my thanks to you — of course! —  for participating in this blog.

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Finally, don’t miss the drama of Marcelo Álvarez singing “Sperai, tanto il deliro” from Pagliacci:

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Day 1960: I AM

I AM in New York City while I AM writing today’s blog.

I AM a fan of the Off Broadway one-man performance In & Of Itself by magician Derek DelGaudio, which has the subtitle “Identity is an illusion.”

I AM telling you that I, like every other audience member, needed to choose an identity before last night’s performance of In & Of Itself.

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I AM happy that I chose that identity, but I AM more than just a blogger. I AM also a mother.

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I AM a photographer.

 

 

 

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I AM also a Social Worker, among many other things.

I AM curious about what you would say you are.

I AM sharing this interview of Derek DelGaudio by Stephen Colbert, which inspired me to see In & Of Itself last night.

 

I AM grateful to all who help me be a blogger every day, including you, no matter who or what you are.

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… and I AM adding this, here and now.

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Day 1766: Trapped

Yesterday morning, somebody in therapy talked about feeling trapped and how that affects anxiety.

Later in the day, we heard how people in New York City were trapped, injured, and killed in a  pedestrian pathway .

This morning, I’m reading how New Yorkers are refusing to be trapped by terror.

Here’s how we worked on feeling trapped yesterday:

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What do you do when you’re feeling trapped?

Do any of my other images relate to being trapped?

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Here‘s  the New York Halloween Parade from last night, after the terrible attack.

 

My deepest sympathy to all who suffered losses. Thanks to all who do their best to heal  every day (including you).

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Day 1266: Something You Like

Something I like to think is that reading my blog is something you like.

Is seeing this photo something you like?

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Something I like is singing in front of people to the best of my ability without fear. Something you might like is that I absolutely did that, yesterday, at The Voice tryouts in New York City.

I didn’t get a red card for a callback and getting a callback is something I like. However, here’s something  I like almost as much: I let go of disappointment immediately, because

  1. I knew I sang great,
  2. I can’t control what The Voice is looking for,
  3. My increasing confidence is going to help me sing more in public, and
  4. There are so many other somethings in my life that I like.

Is there something you like in my other photos from yesterday?

 

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Something I like is singing  my tryout song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” a capella, like these guys (here on YouTube, if you like):

Is Acapella Soul something you like?  What about leaving comments?

One more thing I like: sharing some things I like with you, every day.

 

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Day 705: Bloggy

Yesterday, soon after we arrived in Penn Station in New York City, my friend Deb thoughtfully asked, “Do you want to take a picture of that?  That looks bloggy.”

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I agreed with Deb, even though I’d never heard the word “bloggy” before.

My bloggiest readers know that I often start posts with a definition, but because I won’t be able to find such a bloggy definition online, I shall now bloggily make one up:

Bloggy

adjective, informal

1. Relating to or otherwise appropriate for blogs.

“Doesn’t that look bloggy? Maybe you should take a photo of it.”

2. (onomatopoeic)  Blurry, foggy, confused.

“You’re looking rather bloggy. Have you been taking good enough care of yourself?”

What’s the bloggy thing to do now? Let’s see if I captured other bloggy images yesterday, as I went from cardiac rehab to work to the train station to New York City.

 

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If any of those photos make you feel bloggy in any way, feel free to leave your bloggy comments or questions below.

I must be feeling bloggy, because I almost forgot to include some bloggy music.

“A Foggy Day” (which in my bloggy mind sounds close enough to “A Bloggy Day in New York Town) by George and Ira Gershwin as performed by Fred Astaire found here on bloggy YouTube.

Thanks to blogolicious* Deb and to all my bloggy friends out there (including you, of course!)


* Another word that Deb made up. Feel free to bloggily provide a blogolicious definition.

 

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