Christmas Eve, Live From New York City and the West Village

December 24th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized

I’m taking a break from my orgy of Christmas tv-watching to give you a peak of New York City from my roof just now, in the rain.  In the distance is the holiday Empire State Building. Two sides are blue and white for Hanukkah, and the other two sides are red and green for Christmas.

It reminds me of a respectful tradition they have for burials in New York City’s Potter’s Field. Since the religion of many of the people buried there is unknown, everyone is buried because some religions forbid cremation. I like that they don’t want to take chances with anyone’s afterlife.

Sometimes people are so beautifully kind and tolerant, and sometimes they are not.  And I guess the saddest thing about that memory is that anyone ends up in Potter’s Field at all.  Although what does it matter.  And how did I get from Christmas to this??

Best Christmas tv episodes so far:  The Bones one where they’re all locked up in the lab over Christmas, and the Roswell one where Max goes to the hospital and cures all the kids.  Oh, and the West Wing one with Toby and the homeless vet who dies.

Don’t those apartments with the lighted windows on the lower right look cosy and inviting?

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  1. 6 Responses to “Christmas Eve, Live From New York City and the West Village”

  2. By nadine on Dec 24, 2008

    Happy Christmas Stacy 🙂
    Wishing you a happy peaceful day tomorrow 🙂
    (and snow! not rain!)

  3. By Stacy Horn on Dec 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas to you too! No rain so far!

  4. By Flora on Dec 25, 2008

    Roswell! I had forgotten about that wonderful show (well, wonderful till it got not so wonderful toward the end). The main teenage girl’s character had the most wonderful balcony with twinkly lights that made Christmas in Roswell look just glorious.

  5. By Kim Sujo on Dec 26, 2008

    This is a great photo! Especially of the building on the right with the cozy looking windows. I love your idea of the Christmas episodes. I will try that next year. I do the same but with movies. It does wonders for that Christmas spirit!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  6. By Nicole on Dec 28, 2008

    I love the shot. The only thing that seems to be missing from there in the distance is a sleigh and its reindeer co=pilots …

  7. By Stacy Horn on Dec 29, 2008

    New York is so pretty from my roof. The West Village is just so picturesque.

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