This year, I have decided to continue on the road of “Consistent and Persistent” that I began building in 2015. The mantra really helped me to focus on what was important and to really make bold moves in my personal and professional life. Building momentum to this idea I will also strive to promote myself and my work this year (so don’t be surprised to see more of the #shamelessplug on my Instagram!)
As I stated in my last post, I will only be posting once a week this year. So be sure to stop by every Thursday to see what’s happening in Harlem, and as always my Instagram feed will have the most up-to-date news and stories from my day to day life so follow me: @rocksolidmel.
Below are some of the ideas, phrases and quotes I want to use this year to get me from month to month. I hope that they will inspire you too!
Today’s Wandering Wednesday has photos from my walk north on Broadway from Barclay Street in the Financial District to Times Square, walking south on Broadway to Battery Park, City Hall Park, Bryant Park, and walking north on 10th Avenue from 14th Street.
the stars are artificial here
The air is tinged with the fragrance of burnt pretzels and street meat
No grass to sink your toes into here
Just the climate controlled cement and concrete
Look to your left and you see “modernity”
Large glass windows, steel beams, posters advertising the latest blockbuster or reality tv show
On the other you see a more “classic” aesthetic
Brick and plaster, gargoyles and frescoes
Elaborate floral arrangements
Uniformed doormen at arched doorways welcoming patrons into a lush carpeted and exquisitely decorated lobby
A land of opposites
couples look longingly into one another’s eyes
Trying to touch every inch of the other
Consumed with lust and affection
Other couples, heavy with drink holding court with one another in the middle of the street
Pushing and shoving with all their might
Arguing about matters that won’t hold sway in the morning
Stickiness envelops us all
The breeze a sweet relief as I pass by each vignette
This week’s Wandering Wednesday features photos of sunsets, friends, and of course city architecture. Starting back with my look up series! Stay tuned for a new page featuring some of my favorites later this month.
PS- Thanks goes out to Kendra for willingly going along with the “photo shoot.”
PPS- So happy to see Emily, after almost 4 years, in Queens a few weeks ago.
Sunset on 42nd street.
I live here…
Empire State Building
Another view of the city from the East River.
Spending time with Emily at Shakespeare in A Park
Manhattan skyline from Queens at sunset.
One more shot from the park in Queens.
Got to see Misty Copeland debut as Juliet with ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House with Alicia.
My model for the day while wandering in SoHo. Thanks Kendra!
Cheesin’ in SoHo.
“What if i fall? Oh, but what if you fly?”
Model posing on the street.
Street art in SoHo.
Look up: Columbus Circle subway station.
Look up: The clouds just swim along the surface of the windows at the Time Warner Building.