Today, I took my first walk through the park for this school year. Immediately upon entering, there was a jazz trio greeting me.
Then, around the corner, the Alice in Wonderland statue was, for once, not teeming with children and tourists, allowing me to snap a photo.
And the pond was full of sailboats.
Next, coming around the corner by the boat house, I ran across a student with her boyfriend lagging five steps behind. She seemed rather embarrassed when I said, “hi” as I passed. I smiled.
And the smiling continued as I came into Belvedere fountain which was positively glistening in the sun.
I took all of this as a very good omen. “It’s going to be a good year,” I thought. But then, I exited the park and discovered that the subway station is under construction.
Two more long avenues to the next subway was not the way I wanted to end this glorious walk. Oh well, it was still lovely in the park.