Sunday, March 11, 2007

Saturday in the Park

Isn't this a cool photo? It was taken by Michael - you can see his work on One Foot in Front of the Other (check out my link list). His photos of the East Village are phenomenal! This shot is one of the many skateboarders who rule the blacktop area of Tompkins Square Park on weekend afternoons.

I spent three hours in the park yesterday quite unexpectedly. Ben's playdate managed to segue from one friend to a series of new ones. At one point an Egyptian dad was leading a pack of 7 and 8 year olds in a pick up game of soccer. It was a pleasure to watch someone so nimble and graceful with the ball.

I got to spend time with other moms who have lived here for years and who, like me, were living in very tight living quarters. It just felt so nice to be around friendly neighborhood moms. It's been a while since that's happened.

Ben couldn't have had a nicer day. And there was nowhere else I rather be. It felt good - like it was still home.


Michael said...


Many thanks for the compliment and the link! Sometime soon, I would love to get together with you and your family in Tompkins Square Park, and maybe have lunch or dinner afterward.

Linda said...

michael is soo talented and i truly enjoy and appreciate his photos. this is too coincidental as i too was photographing the skaters in Tompkins Square Park this weekend! I got one that I liked, but have to make some color adjustments... i plan to make an east village post in a week or so as i'm moving at the end of the month. i'm so upset about it but there's a bit of a happy ending to go along with it hopefully... stay tuned.

thanks for the photo kudos. i'm not a professional photographer by any means, shape or form, but it is my most practiced hobby and hopefully i am able to pursue it in the future.

how r u feeling?!

Kranki said...

Sounds like an AWESOME day.

Anonymous said...

The photo is great and I'm glad that you had such a good day. Hope that you all get to go out to dinner. One can never have too many nice people in ones life.

Dr. Deb said...

Wow, how fun!