#9, 10 and 11 - Moonstruck

#9, 10 and 11 - Moonstruck

#9 - Moonstruck

Friday night, we went to an outdoor screening of the Moonstruck at The Met. It was a classical New York City experience bringing together everyone from opera fans to those on dates to those seeking a free experience in a costly city.

There was a moment when I looked up and saw the moon. It would have been a helluva moment if it was full, but a 1/2 full moon is still beautiful. The audience was laughing, and you felt the fullness of the city and the energy of this shared experience with a few hundred people.

This moment slowly unfolded in a city that brags "it never sleeps" and always seems to be rushing. It invited you to savor it to understand what being in the present moment feels like.

#10 - Mixed Tapes

As a proud Gen Xer, I grew up with tapes, and long before we could imagine Sirius - xm radio or aux cords, a tape deck in your car was a must. It made music portable and sparked innovations like the Sony Walkman and the mixed tape.

Ah, the mixed tape, what an excellent way to drop a hint, communicate with someone special, or curate awesome road trip vibes, but it required mindfulness and intentionality. You couldn't multitask your way to a great tape. It begged you to slow down and listen to create something meaningful.

#11 - Real Coke

I'm not much of a pop drinker nowadays. I may have a soda 12 to 15 times a year, but there's always something about returning from a long bike ride and opening a real Coke. My wife bought me a case of cane sugar Coco-Cola in classic glass bottles for my birthday last year; each tastes so sweet. I know it's not the healthiest thing in the world, but it's always refreshing in limited quantities.