John & Anne Wiley

2011/05/05

Walk to the World

Today we walked to the U.N. on yet another NYC adventure. We paused along our 42nd St. trek to admire a small city park framing the Empire State in the fuzzy distance with its top vanishing in the low clouds.

9297 Earth & Sky

9297 Earth & Sky

We detoured slightly again passing the glorious NY Public Library. Ever a bastion of knowledge, it shines inside and out for the city and the world.

9303 NY Library Hall

9303 NY Library Hall

We slowed to snap the sculpture adorning an entrance to Grand Central Station.

9309 Grand Entrance

9309 Grand Entrance

Always a personal fascination for me, the Chrysler building’s adornments caught my eye and we went into the lobby for a couple of architectural design minutes.

9314 Building Hood Ornament

9314 Building Hood Ornament

I’ll spare you a lot of words and pictures to focus on a major highlight: meeting a man who we believe is doing more for world peace and humanity than anyone else we know.

9336 Man Of Merit

9336 Man Of Merit

The brilliant son of two dear friends, he now works to help world leaders solve Big Problems. We enjoy his easy, affable humility and our brief conversation in his incredibly busy day provided a bounty of substance and inspiration.

9331 Open Mind

9331 Open Mind

As one would expect, yet we didn’t somehow anticipate, his assistant was another luminous source of light.

9342 Facilitator

9342 Facilitator

Walking back we climbed from busy 42nd Street up the steps into a little wonderland named Tudor City Greens, pondering life amid the hope and peril of our species.

9351 Path Less Travelled

9351 Path Less Travelled

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