One of the most tragic and greatest architects of all time, Louis Kahn once said, “The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building.”
Over the weekend I began a new workout routine. I walk from my Upper East Side apartment over to Randalls Island. It takes about an hour and is a really interesting walk. In the early light of the morning, when the energy of the city is still at low hum, the East River, the concrete buildings, even the lawns, take on a different perspective. The concrete buildings no longer appear utilitarian but stoic. The grass, dewy and freshly cut, becomes an inviting place to sit and enjoy the panoramic view of Manhattan after a refreshing power walk.
Yes, at that time in the morning, the day is a blank canvas. I think that is what makes a morning person. No matter what is going on in my life, whatever I have floating around in my brain, that time in the morning is mine. I can focus on whatever I choose without interference.
At 6am, like the sun striking the side of a building, I do believe there is always time to make ordinary moments, special.
Enjoy my workout playlist….and some pics I took this morning..