First I came across the garden at 91st Street, famous as the meeting place in the movie You've Got Mail where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finally lock lips.
|Photo courtesy of the Garden People|
I've had this parsley plant since Saturday. If I can keep it alive for two weeks, I think about adding some basil.
|Poor little parsley plant in a barely sunny New York City apartment window|
The other discovery I made wasn't exactly a new one: I walked past the Soldiers and Sailors monument a few blocks down on 89th street. The monument commemorates those who fought for the Union during the Civil War. The monument is inscribed with the names of the enlisted who fought and died, and it's about 29 meters tall.
|Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Riverside Park, New York City|
The scale and construction are certainly different, but the sentiments are similar. A stone structure, something that seems permanent and solid, to commemorate lives that have been lost.
The more I look, the more connections abound between Aran and New York. People are people, no matter where you live.