Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"I hope your wish comes true."

So did you all see the lunar eclipse last night?

I had totally forgotten about it, but Dennise texted me about it halfway into my second apple martini so I was obliged to walk up to my roof and check it out for myself.

Dennise: "Do you see it?"

Me: "I see the projects. I see a water tower. I see Queens."

Dennise: "Keep looking."

Then I saw it, an orange-red crescent moon slung low, hovering somewhere over lower Manhattan. It was rather awesome to see it within the same panorama of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, especially as it dipped towards the horizon. Dennise was viewing the eclipse over a parking garage in Cleveland, so she was a little jealous of my New York City skyline.

But the best part -- and the most magical part -- was looking off into the glowing lights of Manhattan just as a shooting star flashed across the night sky.

I made a wish.


M.Thom said...

I love reading your blog...it's very funny, and since I don't get to live in NYC, I enjoy living vicariously through you!

nycrouge said...

Why thank you. It's nice to know that my friends aren't my only readers and they just read it to be nice.