It’s been raining so much in New York City lately that pretty soon we’ll need an ark. It rained with a particular vengence yesterday, which happened to be Mother’s Day. My family celebrated the occasion with a very nice lunch at a restaurant in Greenwich Village. Afterwards, I decided I would slosh my way uptown, or at least as far as the downpours and gusty winds would permit.
I actually made it to 34th Street, but during those 30-or-so blocks, I kept noticing how many people were walking around holding flowers –presumably for Mother’s Day–along with umbrellas.
So despite the gloom and sogginess of New York City yesterday (and today), the sidewalks and the subways were alive with color. Flowers don’t seem to have much of a scent anymore so their abundance didn’t help make the streets or subways more aromatic. But, that aside, it was extremely nice to have them to help cheer everyone up from the gloom and rain, including, I’m sure, all the mothers who ultimately received them.